The foundation has announced its decision to host the Servo web engine that is designed for both application and embedded use. The web engine is written in Rust programming language.
Alan Jeffrey, technical chairman of the Servo project said, “The Linux Foundation’s track record for hosting and supporting the world’s most ubiquitous open source technologies makes it the natural home for growing the Servo community and increasing its platform support. There’s a lot of development work and opportunities for our Servo Technical Steering Committee to consider, and we know this cross-industry open-source collaboration model will enable us to accelerate the highest priorities for web developers.”
The developers can also integrate Servo web engine including a parallelised CSS engine. The engine accelerates page loading time and improves stability. It uses a rendering engine called WebRender that uses their own user interface, into their own user interfaces, 3D experiences and other products.
Mike Dolan, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Linux Foundation describes Servo as the most promising, modern and open web engine for building applications using web technologies. Rust programming language dynamically supports the load.
Servo is a cross-platform tool that runs on Linux, macOS, and Windows. Samsung has helped in porting Servo to Android OS. It also supports VR headsets such as Oculus, Magic Leap and Microsoft HoloLens.