Microsoft Edge browser's Chakra JavaScript engine to go open-source

Microsoft Edge browser's Chakra JavaScript engine to go open-source

Microsoft has revealed in a recent blog post that the Chakra JavaScript engine of its new Edge web browser will be opened up as an open-source project on GitHub in January 2016.

According to the blog post, the key components of Chakra JavaScript engine used for the Microsoft Edge browser will be included in the code repository called ChakraCore. The repository will have the capability to stand on its own, and will not be dependent on Edge browser’s components for parsing, interpreting, compiling or executing JavaScript.

Going by the availability-related details shared by Microsoft in the blog post, the ChakraCore code repository will initially, after its January 2016 release, be available for Windows. However, Microsoft plans to bring the repository to other platforms as well.

Microsoft has also revealed that once the repository is made available in January 2016, the company will provide guidance on its initial priorities.

Meanwhile, in reference to its decision to open-source Edge browser’s Chakra JavaScript engine, Microsoft said in the blog post: “The community is at the heart of any open source project, so we look forward to the community cloning the repository, inspecting the code, building it, and contributing everything from new functionality to tests or bug fixes.”

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