Bringing ChakraCore Opensource to Linux and OS X
- 2020-05-08 10:00 AM
Building cross-platform applications with ChakraCore
Node-ChakraCore on Linux
It has been a little over a year since we started working on Node-ChakraCore, with the intention to grow the reach of Node.js ecosystem. One of the fundamental goals of this project from the beginning has been to ensure that the existing ecosystem continues to just work, in an open and cross-platform way exactly like Node.js.
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.
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To the community
Our cross-platform journey has been made possible by great support from the community. We are grateful for the advice and feedback we received on ChakraCore issues and Gitter discussions, as well as plenty of high-quality pull requests that we have accepted to date. We look forward to seeing more developers contributing to the projects, and encourage developers to try out our experimental Linux and OS X support, and even build upon what we have and submit PRs to port it to platforms of their choice. As always, we are eager to hear your feedback – you can always reach us by opening issues on ChakraCore or Node-ChakraCore repo or send us a tweet @ChakraCore.