The open source engine is called ChakraCore and is already published on Github, where developers can take a look and contribute fixes or improvements. Once all of those changes have been vetted, they can move into the Chakra engine that powers the Edge browser on Windows 10.
Microsoft said that ChakraCore can be built on Windows 7 SP1 and above, and that in the future it will work on supporting Linux and other platforms, as well. Therefore, developers won’t have to use Windows to work on ChakraCore. The company said that it wants developers to tell it which other platforms it should support, or they could start doing the porting themselves to their preferred platform.
Lucian Armasu is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware. You can follow him at @lucian_armasu.
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Microsoft seems to be making good on its promises to embrace open source software.Reply
Hard to believe this was the same company that just until a few years ago abducted little girls, raped them, murdered them, cannibalized their remains, and then proceeded to harass the parents with packages of their body parts and creepy phone calls. ... Oh wait, that was Tsutomu Miyazaki? It's so hard to tell them apart sometimes.
LOL, although I agree that open source is the way to go. I am waiting for the day when they release Windows as open source, although that may be a pipe dream. Or the switch of gaming to Linux(hey, if Crysis can run on Ubuntu, others can, too!)
The beauty of open source is that anyone can just cut all that crap right out.Reply
That's the debugger's word of truth:
"The code never lies".
Their 'plans' to make it cross platform will remain plans forever as with .NET.Reply