I Compiled Servo and Here’s What It Looks Like

by jasonyeo

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 11.52.34 PMIt’s nothing fancy, I know, but it’s pretty impressive. It can render some CSS already. It’s quite a feat considering that it was announced only 2 months ago and it’s built using rust, a new programming language from Mozilla.

In case you’re unaware, servo is an experimental web browser engine developed by Mozilla and Samsung.

If you want to play with the browser or contribute to it, follow these steps to compile it on your own machine.

Compiling Servo

First, clone your own copy of the source.

$ git clone https://github.com/mozilla/servo.git

Next, create a build directory and compile it with make.

$ mkdir build && cd build && ../configure && make

And you’re set. Once it’s compiled, you should find a servo executable in the build directory. Enjoy and happy hacking.