This Week In Servo 72

2016-07-25 What's up with Servo for the week of 18 July 2016 - 25 July 2016

In the last week, we landed 79 PRs in the Servo organization’s repositories.

The team working on WebBluetooth in Servo has launched a new site! It has two demo videos and very detailed instructions and examples on how to use standards-based Web Platform APIs to connect to Bluetooth devices.

We’d like to especially thank UK992 this week for their AMAZING work helping us out with Windows support! We are really eager to get the Windows development experience from Servo up to par with that of other platforms, and UK992’s work has been essential.

Connor Brewster (cbrewster) has also been on an incredible tear, working with Alan Jeffrey, on figuring out how session history is supposed to work, clarifying the standard and landing some great fixes into Servo.

Planning and Status

Our overall roadmap is available online and now includes the initial Q3 plans. From now on, we plan to include the quarterly plan with a high-level breakdown in the roadmap page.

This week’s status updates are here.

Notable Additions

  • UK992 added support for tinyfiledialogs on Windows, so that we can prompt there, too!
  • UK992 uncovered the MINGW magic to get AppVeyor building again after the GCC 6 bustage
  • jdm made it possible to generate the DOM bindings in parallel, speeding up some incremental builds by nearly a minute!
  • aneesh restored better error logging to our BuildBot configuration and provisioning steps
  • canaltinova fixed the reference test for text alignment in input elements
  • larsberg fixed up some issues preventing the Windows builder from publishing nightlies
  • upsuper added support for generating bindings for MSVC
  • heycam added FFI glue for 1-arg CSS supports() in Stylo
  • manish added Stylo bindings for calc()
  • johannhof ensured we only expose Worker interfaces to workers
  • cbrewster implemented joint session history
  • shinglyu optimized dirty flags for viewport percentage units based on viewport changes
  • stshine blockified some children of flex containers, continuing the work to flesh out flexbox support
  • creativcoder integrated a service worker manager thread
  • izgzhen fixed Blob type-strings
  • ajeffrey integrated logging with crash reporting
  • malisas allowed using ByteString types in WebIDL unions
  • emilio ensured that transitions and animations can be tested programmatically

New Contributors

Interested in helping build a web browser? Take a look at our curated list of issues that are good for new contributors!


See the aforementioned demos from the team at the University of Szeged.