Microsoft joins Linaro Arm and Qualcomm in pushing Windows to

Microsoft joins Linaro, Arm and Qualcomm in pushing Windows to Arm

Over the past year, Linaro, Arm and Qualcomm have worked together to bring Windows to Arm by building an ecosystem for developing native software to meet user needs. Now Microsoft has supported all these efforts and officially joined the project to accelerate the growth of the ecosystem.

Image source: Qualcomm

Image source: Qualcomm

Last April, the companies announced Windows 10 support for Arm in LLVM 12.0.0, one of the main tools used by the open source community to compile their projects. A GUI toolkit was released at the end of September, providing cross-platform support for many major software products on major operating systems Qt 6.2 compatible with Windows 10 for ARM. The current plan is to bring full Windows 11 support to Arm in Qt 6.2. The significance of the release of LLVM 12.0.0 and Qt 6.2 is that they allow developers to quickly recompile their products on Windows for ARM as they provide built-in support for this operating system.

We’re excited to join Linaro, Arm, and Qualcomm to help grow the Windows on Arm ecosystem. said a Microsoft spokesman. — Native Windows development for Arm requires a complex toolchain with a strong ecosystem. This makes it easier for developers to build applications and deliver exciting experiences to their customers.”

Companies that started with LLVM and Qt now plan to focus on working with Python. In this phase, they explore the ecosystem of support packages and libraries. Windows support for Arm will be part of the next version of Python.


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