Servo Continues Making Progress For Shipping Components In Gecko, Browser.html
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 9 May 2016 at 05:07 PM EDT. 9 Comments
MOZILLA --
Mozilla's next-generation, written-in-Rust Servo browser layout continues making progress as well as on the browser.html front-end and their goal of shipping at least one or more Rust/Servo components within the Gecko engine currently powering Firefox.

There's hopes that we might see the first Servo+Browser.html release in June, which is exciting as Servo is delivering striking performance thanks to some of its new features like GPU-accelerated rendering via WebRender.

Goals this year for Servo remain at exploring more performance improvements, creating an initial end-to-end browser tech demo, finishing up reamining subsystems, adding missing features, improving their Windows support, making WebRender production ready, and begin shipping Rust/Servo components within Gecko.

Aside from the tech demo due out possibly in June, per this Mozilla bug report they are also making progress in being able to land Rust/Servo code inside Gecko, albeit it's expected to be a very gradual process.

Those wishing to read about all the very latest work on Servo, see the Servo blog for their latest weekly update.
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