|Microsoft's Reactive Native For Windows|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2019|
At Build last week, Microsoft announced a new open-source project for React Native developers wanting to target Windows and Windows developers wanting to climb aboard the React Native bandwagon. React Native for Windows is on GitHub under a MIT License.
Referring to the Facebook project that it has forked, the React Native for Windows README states:
Its version numbering is in step with Facebook's - so the current version is 0.58. This is a C# implementation but work is underway to re-implement the project in C++ both for better performance, and also in order to uses the C++ core bridge implementation from Facebook’s React Native and better align with the shared core as both projects evolve.
The Microsoft version READ.ME notes:
Our intent is to provide a compatibility layer that will support existing apps, view managers, and native modules written in C# with minimal breaking changes.
While it seems strange that the project is open-sourced in the middle of a major re-write it does give it the prospect of benefiting from the expertise of new contributors. Of course, the fact that Microsoft now owns GitHub means that its open source projects are almost still in-house. This is turn probably accounts for the very high proposition of Microsoft's development that is now done on GitHub.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 May 2019 )|