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MSBuild Engine Gets Git'd

The upcoming Microsoft Build Engine that will be part of Visual Studio 2015 is now an open source project on Github.

Among the announcements during Microsoft's dotnetconf online conference earlier last week is the migration of the Microsoft Build Engine to Github. MSBuild is described as the platform for building applications in environments where Visual Studio isn't installed. With the move to Github, the Visual Studio team is also putting management of its development under the .NET Foundation, the organization formed a year ago to actively manage the open sourcing of the many parts of the .NET Framework.

Microsoft Program Manager Rich Lander blogs on the .NET Framework blog about the move of MSBuild to Github in a blog post here, and mentions the move to Github in a presentation at dotnetconf here (scroll ahead to the 1-hour mark).

Lander writes that the version being shipped is fairly similar in features and fit with the version that will ship with the upcoming version of Visual Studio 2015. "You may notice a few differences as this is our first attempt at a standalone build," he writes, "but you should see those discrepancies reduced over time." And he notes that any initial builds will require the presence of Visual Studio 2015.

Builds done with Mono will be supported initially, with support for Linux and Mac platforms up next as more developers start to become involved in the project. The code will also be ported to .NET core.

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