Servo Is Planning For More GPU-Accelerated WebRender Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 25 July 2016 at 05:53 PM EDT. Add A Comment
As mentioned in today's This Week in Servo newsletter, their Q3 roadmap plans have been published.

Among the work to be tackled by Mozilla developers working on the next-generation Servo layout engine this quarter includes finishing the development of WebRender, experiments around WebRender 2, Stylo as the sryle system in Gecko integration work, and continuing with the Servo nightly builds support. There's also work around Promise API, Autolander migration, Android work, auto-updating, JavaScript error reporting, Web Font loading, performance improvements, correcting more layout bugs, etc. You can see the current road-map via this GitHub page.

WebRender is Servo's GPU-accelerated rendering back-end for offering very impressive performance.

These Servo improvements for Q3'2016 come after a very successful Q2 where they began shipping Servo nightly builds along with Browser.html. Firefox 48 is also shipping the first Rust-written code by default on a related note.
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