Firefox works on new rendering engine "Quantum"2016-10-31 04:09 by Daniela
Tags: Firefox, Quantum
Mozilla plans to overhaul the rendering engine for its Firefox web browser. The new project, called Quantum is expected to deliver a faster browsing experience by the end of 2017.
The company will start by replacing parts of current Gecko code with components of Servo, an independent, community-based web engine. Servo is a project sponsored by the Mozilla foundation, thus it will work on the amalgamation of its best features with Gecko.
The new Quantum engine will improve Firefox's ability to handle modern website features, such as auto-playing video, rich animations, and instant messaging.
"Pages will load faster, and scrolling will be silky smooth. Animations and interactive apps will respond instantly, and be able to handle more intensive content while holding consistent frame rates. And the content most important to you will automatically get the highest priority, focusing processing power where you need it the most," said David Bryant, head of platform engineering at Mozilla.
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