Microsoft bringing ChakraCore to Linux and OS X
Earlier this year, Microsoft had open-sourced key components of ChakraCore. This new move means that developers will have an easier time building cross-platforms apps on Linux or OS X.
In a blog post, Microsoft stated:
According to Microsoft, this is just the beginning for ChakraCore on OS X and Linux. Developers can now get started with ChakraCore on Linux and OS. For those who are interested, can check out the sample Hello World app built with ChakraCore here.
Further, Microsoft had the following to say about Node-ChakraCore on Linux:
“Earlier this year, shortly after open sourcing ChakraCore, we submitted a pull request to Node.js mainline to enable Node.js to work with ChakraCore. Today, we are taking another major step in the Node-ChakraCore journey. As part of enabling Linux support for ChakraCore, we are also sharing the first preview for Node-ChakraCore on Linux at our repo. This is a very early step in our full support for Linux, but we are excited to share the progress.”
Several months ago, Microsoft had launched a cross-platform code editor (Visual Studio Code), and according to rumours, the company is working on bringing PowerShell to OS X and Linux, too. Also, the company plans to continue adding features for ChakraCore to other platforms, including its JIT compiler, in the near future.