ChakraCore Gets Microsoft's Open Source Treatment
"With today's release, you can build ChakraCore on Windows 7 SP1 or above with Visual Studio 2013 or 2015 with C++ support installed," writes Gaurav Seth, Chakra's Principal Program Manager, in a blog post from last week. "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."
The roadmap that Seth refers to is the feature list that the group has committed to working on well into mid-2016, such as Node.js and ECMAscript support and development of a pared down ChakraCore version with just the interpreter and runtime (that is, sans JIT compiler) to allow it to port more readily to Linux. Seth's group is looking for community contributions as well as suggestions for platforms other than Linux and Windows.
The six-month development road map can be viewed and contributed to here.
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