ChakraCore for Linux and OS X
The company had already open-sourced ChakraCore in January 2016, and now going a step further, it completed the first experimental implementation of ChakraCore interpreter and runtime on x64 Linux and OS X 10.9+. Additionally, Node.js with ChakraCore (Node-ChakraCore) has also been developed for x64 Linux. The development on Linux was done on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, however, but the support should easily translate to other modern Linux distributions, said Microsoft.
In past few months, Microsoft has shown a lot of intent in luring Developer community to develop applications to run on Windows UWP along with others. This effort by Microsoft is a step in the same direction.
Windows blog reads,
As part of enabling cross-platform support, some of the JSRT APIs have been refactored and redesigned to allow developers to write platform agnostic code to embed ChakraCore.”
More cross-platform support to the Developers
Going ahead, Microsoft says that it will continue to enhance cross-platform support for developers and is currently working on the support so that ChakraCore has feature equality across platforms.