December 7, 2018 10:04 am

Recapping yesterday’s Microsoft Edge and open source announcements

By / Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Edge

Yesterday, Joe Belfiore announced that we will be adopting the Chromium open source project for our development of Microsoft Edge. We encourage you to check out Joe’s blog post for all the details.

Alongside this announcement, we shared a document describing our open source principles and initial areas of focus. Today, we’ve posted a few more documents detailing our intent to contribute UIAutomation Provider Mappings to Chromium. We’ve also posted an update to the ChakraCore project on GitHub, clarifying the support status for that project.

To learn more about what’s next for Microsoft Edge, sign up at the Microsoft Edge Insider page for updates and notifications, and stay tuned here at the Microsoft Edge Blog for details and announcements in the coming months.

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  1. Do you expect that Edge will lose any end user (non-developer) features? For example will I still be able to invoke the search provider with ? in the address bar, will my passwords still sync with Edge on Windows Phone, will my Reading List be lost, etc.