In a December 2015 talk at JSConf US
that powers Microsoft Edge. Today, we are excited to share with you that we’ve just made the sources for ChakraCore available under the MIT License at the ChakraCore GitHub repository
. Going forward, we’ll be developing the key components of Chakra in the open.
as the Microsoft Edge’s Chakra engine, to embed in projects
, innovate on top of
and contribute back to
We are also publishing a roadmap for ChakraCore on our GitHub repository
. With today’s release, you can build ChakraCore on Windows 7 SP1 or above with Visual Studio 2013 or 2015 with C++ support installed. In the future, we are committed to bringing it to other platforms, starting with Linux, and will keep the roadmap updated with details and status updates as we make progress. As a first step towards this goal, we have cleanly separated out Chakra’s JIT compiler, producing a build configuration that builds just the interpreter and runtime. This smaller build target is what we will initially enable cross platform porting. We also invite developers to help us in the pursuit either by letting us know which other platforms they’d like to see ChakraCore supported on, or even by helping port it to the platform of their choice.
We look forward to seeing contributions from developers across the world and are eager to see what apps and solutions are built with this technology. Of course, we’d love to know where and how you use it, so keep sending us your feedback! You can reach us on Twitter at @ChakraCore
or visit ChakraCore’s GitHub repo
and leave us a note by opening an issue
– Gaurav Seth
, Principal PM Manager, Chakra