One year ago today, we pushed the button to enable community contributions and fully open engineering for Visual F#. The F# language has been open source for years, centered around the F# Open Edition and fsharp.org, but this marked the first time that Microsoft’s Visual F# tools could accept contributions and do daily development in the open.
It’s official, the Visual F# project has moved from Codeplex to GitHub! Our new home is https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp.
This brings us closer to the longtime home of the F# Open Edition, addresses one of our top bugs, and puts us on the same hosting platform as other great Microsoft open source projects like .NET Core,
To the Visual F# Tools development community –
Over the past months, we have made an impressive amount of progress together on F# 4.0 and the next version of the Visual F# Tools. There is still plenty of work remaining here.
The Visual F# Team are very happy to announce that, through our participation in Microsoft Open Technologies (MSOpenTech) and in conjunction with the F# community, we are now able to accept contributions to the Visual F# Tools.
Through this, we will also be enabling community contributions to the F# language,