Windows 10: Microsoft actively contributing to Chromium ahead of new Edge browser release

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    Microsoft actively contributing to Chromium ahead of new Edge browser release


    In late 2018, Microsoft announced it would be giving up on EdgeHTML rendering engine for Windows 10’s default browser Edge to use Chromium’s solutions. Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser is supposed to come out later this year on Windows 10, 7 and even macOS.

    Microsoft is technically building its own browser for Windows using Chromium codes and Blink rendering engine but the interface of new Edge won’t look like Chrome.

    Microsoft still has plans to release Chromium-based Edge browser preview builds in early 2019 and it looks the company is now actively contributing to Chromium community. Microsoft Edge’s engineer on Twitter confirmed that the company is actively contributing to the Chromium community.


    Of course. We are actively contributing to chromium.

    — Marion Daly (@marionpdaly) February 7, 2019


    We did a quick search on Chromium Gerrit and discovered that Microsoft engineer has made commits for Chromium. For instance, a commit on Chromium Gerrit by Microsoft’s engineer aims to address a bug where array initialized with the same name of previously declared variable fails on DirectX. This was posted a few days back.

    Another commit by Microsoft’s engineer has something to do with upstream local-time related web tests to WPT. Microsoft is also helping the community to support Chromium for Windows 10 on ARM.

    On the Google products forum, there is a thread by Microsoft that aims to improve the accessibility features of Chromium.

    Microsoft actively contributing to Chromium ahead of new Edge browser release Edge-Chromium.jpg

    While Microsoft is contributing to Chromium, the company hasn’t shared an ETA regarding a possible release of the final Chromium-based Edge. The preview builds are expected to come out in early 2019 and release of the final version could happen by end of this year when the fall update for Windows 10 would be finalized.

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    f14tomcat, Feb 9, 2019
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    Microsoft is developing a built-in ad blocker for its Edge browser

    "One of the first browser add-ons many people install to improve their online experience is Adblock Plus or something similar. Until recently, Microsoft Edge's lack of support for add-ons put off a lot of would-be users, but reports from Build 2016 suggest that native ad blocking is on its way to the Internet Explorer successor.

    Adblock Plus is coming to Edge, but built-in ad blocking would negate the need for such an add-on. A slide shown off and snapped at a Build presentation shows that the next version of Edge, in response to user feedback, will feature ad blocking capabilities. There's no word on delivery timescale, but the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update would seem a likely candidate.

    ZDNet's Ed Bott photographed the slide which shows Microsoft's development roadmap built around feedback from testers. Right at the top of the list is reference to plans to create a plugin and extension store for Edge, but it's entry number four that's more intriguing.

    "Build ad blocking features into the browser" is listed as a Feature Request from users. But the good news is that it is not only listed as being "Deliverable 4682811", but as "Targeted for the next version".

    This will no doubt come as good news for those who have fallen in love with Edge, but it's not something that will be welcomed by the likes of Adblock Plus. It does seem that, particularly in the mobile arena, there is a move to baking ad blocking into the browser so it makes sense that Microsoft is following the trend. But it is the fact that Edge straddles Windows 10 on the desktop and Windows 10 Mobile that makes this a particularly interesting move.

    Keep an eye out for Insider builds in the coming weeks as the feature may be just around the corner.
    "

    Forget extensions, built-in ad blocking is coming to Microsoft Edge - [UPDATE... no it's not!]
     
    P4-630, Feb 9, 2019
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  4. VBJP Win User

    Microsoft actively contributing to Chromium ahead of new Edge browser release

    Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser


    I use Edge as my main browser on home desktop and on all of my windows laptops and tablets. Never had much problems with it on release it was quite barebone with gimmicky features like painting on pages but now its quite feature complete at least for me.
    It's sad that Edge didn't get much traction.
    Moving new browser to chromium rendering engine means few things but mostly it means that Microsoft is giving up on browsers.
    Moving to chromium will cut development cost, as they can stop developing their own edge rendering engine.
    So IMHO motivation behind this move is not to get more people to use New Edge with chromium, but to cut cost on product that didn't get enough market share.
     
    VBJP, Feb 9, 2019
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