Microsoft is committed source javascript engine Edge online under open source license




Microsoft has made the foundation of the open source JavaScript engine in the Edge browser. The company says it now will allow the development of the engine in the public place. Microsoft had already promised to put the code under open source license.

Microsoft released the code on GitHub Chakra Core posted. Microsoft develops the javascript engine since 2008 and implemented it first in the now retired controlled IE9. Additionally Chakra has a place in several Microsoft applications, including digital assistant Cortana and webmail.

Chakra Core differs in some points of the chakras as Microsoft uses, according to the company mainly to make the engine more platform-agnostic. Thus missing the link between the Javascript engine and HTML engine that serves the Edge browser, just like the connection with the Universal Windows platform.

Microsoft wants to make the open source code makes it possible for developers to use Chakra Core trimmings contribute. For now, the available code will only work on Windows, but the intention is that there appear eventually also versions that work on other operating systems. The code is released under an MIT license.


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