Devs respond to new Blink and Servo browser engines

Last year there were fears of a developing WebKit monoculture, which were hardly dispelled when Opera announced its decision to ditch its own Presto browser rendering engine in favour of WebKit. However, in a flurry of activity during the past day or so, two new rendering engines have been announced: Blink and Servo.

According to Mozilla, Servo is a collaboration with Samsung. Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich said the project was instigated to enable Mozilla to “take advantage of tomorrow’s faster, multi-core, heterogeneous computing architectures”. The aim is to rebuild the web browser “from the ground up on modern hardware, rethinking old assumptions along the way”.

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