By now, most people have heard of Apple’s announcement that it would be making the OS compatible with Linux-based devices.
But many users don’t know that the company has also said it will be adding support for the open source operating system in the coming months.
That’s good news for the Linux community, and a step forward for developers looking to port their apps to the operating system.
But for those of us who work in the Linux industry, there are still some issues with this announcement.
For example, if you’re a software developer working on a Windows app, you’ll have to do a bit of work to port it to Linux.
And if you want to port your app to Linux, you will need to find an operating system vendor that can support it.
Fortunately, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 is a complete platform that includes a host of apps that are also available for Linux.
Microsoft is now looking to help those developers, and the company announced today that it will release a new Windows Phone SDK for developers that can build apps for Linux in the future.
“With the Windows Phone platform, it’s important that developers can easily and quickly build for the platform without having to reinvent the wheel,” says Andrew Miller, Senior Product Manager, Windows Phone.
“This new Windows SDK will help developers build apps that work across platforms.”
This new SDK will also allow developers to build apps on Windows Phone 7, Windows 8.x, Windows RT, Windows 10, and Windows Server.
Developers will also be able to take advantage of the platform’s native language support, allowing them to easily add native support for a language like Japanese or German.
Microsoft will also support developers with a language such as Korean, Chinese, and Tagalog.
To help developers, Microsoft is also releasing a new Visual Studio 2015 extension for Linux called “Linux for Linux,” which will help to get started quickly.
The extension is available for download now and will enable developers to quickly port their existing Windows Phone apps to Linux on a single platform.
You can find the extension in the Visual Studio Visual Studio Community.
“Developers can now start creating Windows Phone-ready applications with the Windows 10 SDK, making it easy for Linux developers to begin porting their applications to the platform,” Miller says.
“It’s great to see that Microsoft is actively investing in Linux and has supported it with a new SDK, and we look forward to seeing the results.”
You can learn more about Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone OS development kit and Linux support for Windows 10 from Microsoft’s official blog, and you can check out more information on how to get this new Windows Phones SDK for Linux as well as the other apps in the Windows SDK for Developers for Linux series.