ChakraCore available under the MIT License at the ChakraCore GitHub repository

It is essential for any business establishment to deliver on its announcements. This helps in reposing the faith of its users. Taking cue from this, Microsoft has now made sources of ChakraCore available under the MIT License at the ChakraCore GitHub repository. Earlier, in December of 2015, many reported that Microsoft was mulling to move to open source, parts of its Chakra JavaScript engine for the Edge browser.

ChakraCore available under the MIT License


The announcement underlines, sources will not only be available for free to developers, but the Microsoft Edge development team will continue to extend support in developing the critical components of Chakra out in the open.

Here’s what the team had to say during the announcement,

“The ChakraCore repository provides a fully supported and open-source standalone JavaScript engine, with the same characteristics as the Microsoft Edge’s Chakra engine, to embed in projects, innovate on top of and contribute back to. We will be accepting community contributions and input to ChakraCore. Once the changes from any pull request have been vetted, our goal is to ensure that all changes find their way to be shipped as a part of the JavaScript engine powering Microsoft Edge and the Universal Windows Platform on Windows 10.”

“Going forward, we’ll be developing the key components of Chakra in the open” writes Guarav Seth, Chakra principal PM manager in Microsoft Edge Dev Blog.

For users interested in knowing upcoming features, the Edge development team will also be publishing a roadmap for the ChakraCore that will be hosted on their GitHub repository. In addition to cross platform support, some of the other milestones of Microsoft Edge Development Team in their roadmap include submitting a pull request to Node.js mainline to enable it to run with ChakraCore, continuing to make progress on JavaScript language innovation and standards, and improving the diagnostics support for ChakraCore.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.

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  1. Svyatoslav MC

    Static analysis of JavaScript-engine for Microsoft Edge:

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