Servo Night Builds Begin, Linux Packages Coming
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 1 July 2016 at 10:32 AM EDT. 13 Comments
MOZILLA --
The Mozilla developers working on the Servo browser layout engine and the Browser.html HTML-based web UI have kept to their goal of making a tech preview available in June.

As of last night, the Servo developers hit their tech preview milestone we've been looking forward to seeing for months. Nightly builds of Servo and Browser.html have begun and they are going to be making available Linux packages shortly.

They announced on the Servo.org blog, "Nightly builds of the Servo web rendering engine are now available! To make the Servo engine easy to interact with, we are bundling an HTML-based browser UI. While our engine is not yet fully web compatible, we want to give a larger audience the chance to start experimenting with and contributing to Servo. We have created packages for macOS and Linux; Windows and Android packages should be available soon."

Servo developers also still have a goal of shipping at least one of their components in production in Gecko/Firefox this calendar year.
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