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NewsPoster Apr 3, 2013 02:46 PM
Mozilla, Samsung collaborate on Servo web browser engine
<a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282521==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/11/nothing.in.development.says.executive/" 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="http://macnn.com/rd/282522==https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/04/03/mozilla-and-samsung-collaborate-on-next-generation-web-browser-engine/" 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="http://macnn.com/rd/282523==https://github.com/mozilla/rust" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">Rust</a> and <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282524==https://github.com/mozilla/servo" 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="http://macnn.com/rd/282525==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/19/large.contingent.took.severance.package.before.chr 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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