Simon Willison’s Weblog

3 items tagged “servo”

2023

Servo to Advance in 2023 (via) This is excellent news: Serve, the browser-in-Rust project started by Mozilla in 2012 that produced the Rust programming language, is getting re-activated with four new full-time developers provided by Igalia.

Igalia are a fascinating organization—I hadn’t realized quite how influential they’ve been until I read their Wikipedia page just now

They’ve been around since 2001, and “in 2019 they were the #2 committers to both the WebKit and Chromium codebases and in the top 10 contributors to Gecko/Servo”—including implementing and maintaining CSS Grid Layout! # 16th January 2023, 5:08 pm

2017

Boiling the Ocean, Incrementally—How Stylo Brought Rust and Servo to Firefox. Firefox Quantum is the product of an impressive, highly risky chain of software engineering—Rust, Servo, then Stylo. # 28th November 2017, 8:34 pm

Entering the Quantum Era—How Firefox got fast again and where it’s going to get faster. I’ve been trying out the beta of Firefox 57 and it’s fantastic. All of that work on Servo and Rust is definitely paying off! # 13th November 2017, 4:34 pm