Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Dec 2015 15:20 UTC
Internet Explorer

At JSConf in Florida today, Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing Chakra, the JavaScript engine used in its Edge and Internet Explorer browsers. The code will be published to the company's GitHub page next month.

Good move, but they should just go the whole way.

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RE: Edge
by chithanh on Sat 5th Dec 2015 17:35 UTC in reply to "Edge"
chithanh
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2006-06-18

C'mon, Microsoft made their Office suite cross-platform. Surely a browser can't be that hard, especially when the rendering engine was written from scratch and it no longer supports ActiveX.

I wonder whether one will be able to make modifications to Chakra and then make Edge use the modified version.

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RE[2]: Edge
by ultrabill on Sat 5th Dec 2015 18:14 in reply to "RE: Edge"
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2008-08-07

C'mon, Microsoft made their Office suite cross-platform. Surely a browser can't be that hard, especially when the rendering engine was written from scratch and it no longer supports ActiveX.
MS removed ActiveX and some other stuff from MSHTML (aka trident) to build EdgeHTML, it's not "written from scratch".

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RE[3]: Edge
by Delgarde on Sun 6th Dec 2015 08:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Edge"
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2008-08-19

MS removed ActiveX and some other stuff from MSHTML (aka trident) to build EdgeHTML, it's not "written from scratch".


Yep... Edge is basically an incremental update on the IE11 engine, but discarding a bunch of legacy support. It's a decent engine (wrapped in a crap UI), but it's not an all-new one.

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