Microsoft is Finally Ditching Electron

The senior vice president of Microsoft Teams announced that Teams would be moving to their own Edge Webview2 Rendering Engine ditching Electron for seeking performance gains. It is marketed that Teams would consume 2x less memory as a result of the transition. It would be called Teams 2.0 and might ship with Windows 11 in late 2022.

@AgreeableLandscape
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moving to their own Edge Webview2 Rendering Engine

Sigh, I thought they were going to move to Qt or something. Should have known better.

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Given that Edge is a fork of Chromium, this isn’t likely to be the tectonic “ditching Electron” announcement that people will probably expect, looks like Teams will still be written in TypeScript, etc

Microsoft does have optimisations and other features in Edge that are not (yet) in Chromium and thus not in Electron, so this is still a good move

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But still teams doesn’t work on firefox.

If the user agent is changed, Teams works perfectly on Firefox

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wait really? that’s fucking scummy, holy shit. How is this (and the Google search on mobile problem) shrugged off by everyone? Like, isn’t it a clear violation of competition/antitrust laws?

Videocalls don’t seem to be supported.

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Maybe Teams would consume 2x less memory because they already shove Edge on all Windows users?

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Wait…but edge is still based on chromium😆

RED Vulpix
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Yes. So basically nothing will change functionally, though presumably their new framework will be proprietary.

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… uh, “/c/opensource”?

Fuck Microsoft.

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I posted it here because Electron is a open-source software… I mean, I hate Microsoft as much as you do, but the main topic was Electron.

@xarvos
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I hope this does not mean I can no longer run it from Chromium.

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And here I was hoping for native VSCode

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Why not use Eclipse Theia or Eclipse Che over the web directly?

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I’m not sure they could make a better VSCode native

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Yeah, I hate Electron. I prefer Tauri.

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