Windows 10: Spartan on smartphone

not Open Source but contributions from third parties

The Adobe Web Platform team displays its ambition to create a so-called more expressive Web. For this, contributions are offered in areas such as layouts with CSS, typography, graphic design and animations.

Some projects undertaken are integrated into Adobe tools or lead to Open Source tools. They can also feed the discussion around Web standards to finally appear there, as well as integration in browsers.

Thanks to their openness, Adobe regularly contributes to the WebKit, Blink (fork of WebKit used in Chrome) or even Gecko (Firefox) rendering engines. In a blog post, Microsoft explains that Adobe " improved the web platform in other browsers but could not make the same improvements to the Microsoft platform. "

With Project Spartan, which embodies the successor of Internet Explorer in Windows 10, the opening time has come and the contributions of the Adobe Web Platform team can be integrated. A change that occurred a few months ago and whose first effects took shape in the latest technical preview of Windows 10 (build 10041).

If Project Spartan itself is not yet available, its advances can be found in Internet Explorer 11, some of which can be tested via about: flags in the address bar in order to activate the new EdgeHTML rendering engine. It is notably a question of functionalities for CSS gradients with fine control for developers, support for new blending modes for image elements:


Adobe's contribution to Project Spartan is just one example here and more are to come. " In a spirit of openness, we have made internal changes to allow other major web entities to contribute to the growth of our platform "This will not go as far as an Open Source model but all the same …

Last month, we already learned the implementation in the JavaScript engine Chakra of IE and Project Spartan of the technology asm.js developed by Mozilla and present in Firefox.