I have so many questions about the new Microsoft Edge browser being built on Chromium. Are they going to build the new app in C++ using Win32 directly? Are they going to do a C# app? Are they going to write it all in TypeScript? Will it be the IE shell with a new Engine? Edge, as far as I'm aware, is a UWP app. I wonder if we'll ever get to hear any technical details on how they're going about it?
@fahrni UWP doesn't mean they can't back it with Chromium. Or does it?
@tewha They absolutely can but one of their stated goals was to run on Windows 7, which can't run UWP apps as I understand it.
@fahrni Really? Windows 7 is less than a year from support being dropped.
Maybe they'll deploy it two different ways.
Now I have questions, too. :)
@tewha I just reread this article. https://www.thurrott.com/google/194556/microsoft-confirms-it-will-adopt-chromium-for-microsoft-edge - It seems EdgeHTML was written to run on UWP only? That's the issue, if true. It would take so much work to back port it to run on older OSes. I might have to go take a look at Edge and EdgeHTML dependencies to better understand how it's built.
@tewha @fahrni Windows 7 Extended Security Updates are available until Jan 2023, available to corporate desktops who’re often slowest to upgrade. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/06/helping-customers-shift-to-a-modern-desktop/
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