Built with ambitions of powering the WebAssembly world, an embeddable runtime for the WebAssembly (aka Wasm) binary format is in development, called Wasmjit.

Still a proof of concept, Wasmjit is targeted as a Linux kernel module to host Emscripten-generated WebAssembly modules. Developer Rian Hunter, who previously built the Linux client for the Dropbox file-hosting service, has offered a beta release to encourage developer participation.

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Wasmjit was introduced as an open source project in late September. Principal goals of Wasmjit include:

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