Microsoft looks like it’s ready to talk more about Project Spartan, the replacement for Internet Explorer in Windows 10 (you can catch a glimpse of Project Spartan in our video of it running in build 10014), and it looks like they’ve already been talking to partners about contributing to the new browser. In a blog post today, Microsoft details the contributions they’ve been getting from the Adobe Web Platform team on features such as CSS gradient midpoints, and blend modes.
Adobe has been a regular contributor to open source browsers such as Webkit, Blink, and Gecko, but according to the blog post “it was challenging for them (or anyone external to Microsoft) to make contributions to the Internet Explorer code base. As a result, as Adobe improved the Web platform in other browsers, but couldn’t bring the same improvements to Microsoft’s platform.”
That is all changing with Spartan, and the Adobe Web Platform team is making contributions in layout, typography, and graphic design and motion.
Windows Insiders still haven’t been able to get their hands (officially) on Spartan, although some of the changes are making their way into the IE rendering engine included in current builds of Windows 10. That could change soon, however, as we’ve been promised that Spartan is coming in a future build, according to Gabe Aul on Twitter:
@RafaelMateusM We’ve announced that Spartan will be available in a future build for Insiders but don’t have any more news to share yet.
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) March 15, 2015
Be sure to stay tuned to WinBeta for all the latest on Windows 10, including Project Spartan!Further reading: IE, Microsoft, Project Spartan, Windows 10