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NewsPoster Apr 3, 2013 01:46 PM
Mozilla, Samsung collaborate on Servo web browser engine
<a href="" rel='nofollow'>Mozilla</a> and Samsung will be collaborating on an "advanced technology Web browser engine." Servo will be the two company's attempt at rebuilding a web browser that works with modern hardware in mind, with the initial construction efforts of the browser engine focussed on Android and ARM-based systems. <br />
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Using Mozilla's Rust programming language, Mozilla hopes to take advantage of the "many CPU cores available on current and future computing platforms," according to an official blog <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">post</a>. Rust, having been in development for a number of years and becoming more stable as time goes on, will provide the same flexibility as C++ but will be "safe by default," namely preventing memory management errors that cause crashes and are used in vulnerabilities. Mozilla has already provided access to both <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">Rust</a> and <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">Servo</a> through Github, both of which are open to contributions. <br />
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The construction of a new browsing engine could allow Mozilla to overtake <a href=" istmas/" rel='nofollow'>Webkit</a>, the engine currently used by Google in Chrome and Apple in Safari, though such a prospect is unlikely, at least until it has gone under significant and lengthy development.
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