Microsoft announced Few days ago that their Microsoft Edge add-on store is also open and that the developers they can start now, to send their extensions visiting the panel of the "Developer Center".
Microsoft says it is in the accessories store Microsoft Edge where users will find the extensions for the new Microsoft Edge. Microsoft says that, in most cases, developers, who already have existing extensions built for Chromium, shouldn't have to do any additional work to port it to Microsoft's new web browser.
For Microsoft Edge-specific APIs and other useful information, Microsoft invites developers to consult its documentation for developers.
Microsoft makes this invitation to extension developers, as their new default browser will be installed in around 900 million users Windows 10, so developers should have no reason not to submit their extensions.
For this, the developers they must also log in in the "Developer Dashboard in Partner Center" to validate their access to the extension and check if they can update it, once they receive the migration confirmation.
According to Microsoft's blog post, once the migration is complete, ownership and management will be fully transferred to them and Microsoft will not be responsible for updating or maintaining your extension.
To this you have to add the people who want install web browser on macOS and above all if the survey that Microsoft conducted a few months ago, where he asked for help to know if his web browser would also reach Linux.
Technically we are a few days away from the stable release of Microsoft's new web browser as the new Edge is scheduled to be released in stable version to the general public for the January 15 and Microsoft wants to have an Edge add-on store that is strong on this date.
And since the date is less than a month away, Microsoft says thate will no longer accept new submissions for Microsoft Edge Legacy extensions. However, it will continue to accept updates for your existing extensions.
Microsoft will continue to support its EdgeHTML extensions to provide a quality experience for active users, but recommends that developers prioritize creating new extensions for the new Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft says that developers, who have already agreed to have the company migrate its list of EdgeHTML extensions to the new Edge, should start to see their extensions available in the new plugin store in Microsoft Edge.
You have to remember that it was last year, precisely in the month of December when Microsoft announced officially your intention to adopt the open source Chromium project in the development of Microsoft Edge to "create better web compatibility for your clients and reduce web fragmentation for all web developers."
The development of Chromium as an open source project benefits supported browsers because external developers are helping to improve the browser. Unlike Internet Explorer, web developers will not have to design their sites specifically for Edge.
That is why Microsoft adopted the Chromium e I include their proprietary Microsoft services like account syncing and Cortana, as well as other useful features like PDF note taking, among other things.
Finally, have to wait for the release of the stable version of the new Microsoft web browser and See if the survey did help and will come to Linux (although not of great relevance to Linux users) and also if it does not become another failure on the part of the company in trying to recover what was once the number one of the most used web browsers and also follow the tradition of only being the web browser used to download some other.
But on the other hand Chromium dominates the market since basically many web browsers use the base of the project, with which only Firefox and on the other hand Safari remain.