Future of ChakraCore
As you may have heard Microsoft Edge no longer uses Chakra. Microsoft will continue to provide security updates for Chakracore 1.11 until 9th March 2021 but do not intend to support it after that.
However ChakraCore is planned to continue as a community project targeted primarily at embedded use cases. We hope to produce future releases with new features and enhancements to support such use cases. We also would like to invite any interested parties to be involved in this project. For further details please see the following draft planning documents: Overall plan Version 1.12 plan
Also see discussion in issue #6384
If you'd like to contact the community team please either open an issue or join the discord chat linked above.
|Windows 10 (x64)|
|Windows 10 (x86)|
|Windows 10 (ARM)|
|Windows 10 (ARM64)|
|Ubuntu 16.04 (x64)[a]|
|Ubuntu 16.04 (x64)[s]|
|Ubuntu 16.04 (x64)[s][n]||*||*|
|macOS 10.13 (x64)[a]|
|macOS 10.13 (x64)[s][n]||*||*|
[a] Static | [s] Shared | [n] NoJIT | * Omitted
Above is a table of our rolling build status. We run additional builds on a daily basis. See Build Status for the status of all builds and additional details.
If you believe you have found a security issue in ChakraCore, please share it with us privately following the guidance at the Microsoft Security TechCenter. Reporting it via this channel helps minimize risk to projects built with ChakraCore.
- ChakraCore Architecture
- Quickstart Embedding ChakraCore
- JSRT Reference
- Contribution guidelines
- Blogs, talks and other resources
You can build ChakraCore on Windows 7 SP1 or above, and Windows Server 2008 R2 or above, with either Visual Studio 2015 or 2017 with C++ support installed. Once you have Visual Studio installed:
- Clone ChakraCore through
git clone https://github.com/Microsoft/ChakraCore.git
Build\Chakra.Core.slnin Visual Studio
- Build Solution
More details in Building ChakraCore.
Alternatively, see Getting ChakraCore binaries for pre-built ChakraCore binaries.
Once built, you have a few options for how you can use ChakraCore:
- The most basic is to test the engine is running correctly with the ch.exe binary. This app is a lightweight hosting of JSRT that you can use to run small applications. After building, you can find this binary in:
- You can embed ChakraCore in your applications - see documentation and samples.
document.write() are additional APIs that are not available by default and would need to be provided. For debugging, you may instead want to use
Alternatively, if you are using the vcpkg dependency manager you can download and install ChakraCore with CMake integration in a single command:
- vcpkg install chakracore
Contributions to ChakraCore are welcome. Here is how you can contribute to ChakraCore:
- Submit bugs and help us verify fixes (please refer to External Issues for anything external, such as Microsoft Edge or Node-ChakraCore issues)
- Submit pull requests for bug fixes and features and discuss existing proposals
- Chat about @ChakraCore on Twitter
Please refer to Contribution Guidelines for more details.
Code licensed under the MIT License.
For details on our planned features and future direction please refer to our Roadmap.
If you have questions about ChakraCore, or you would like to reach out to us about an issue you're having or for development advice as you work on a ChakraCore issue, you can reach us as follows: