Microsoft Brings ChakraCore to Linux and OS X

An anonymous reader quotes a columnist at CIO:
A few days ago I wrote about Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux. I called it “a big deal” — less because of Skype itself and more because it signified Microsoft’s recognition that Linux is a platform worth supporting… Now the company has done it again. At Node Summit this week, Microsoft announced the availability of ChakraCore for Linux. ChakraCore is the core part of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge and Universal Windows Platform. With this move, Microsoft is putting one of its core technologies on a competing platform. This, more than any other Linux-friendly move the company has made, is a clear departure from the Microsoft of Gates and Ballmer that used its technologies to lock users into Windows…
While Ubuntu is the primary Linux distribution that Microsoft is using to showcase its ChakraCore technologies, the company said that the support should easily translate to other modern Linux distributions.

Microsoft’s blog post says the experimental implementation runs not only on x64 Linux but also on OS X.


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