The community project to bring Windows 10 on ARM to the Lumia 950 XL has made tremendous progress, such that even Microsoft luminaries such as Mark Russinovich is playing around with it.
Process Monitor and Process Explorer running on Windows ARM64. Favorite this post if you want ARM64 versions of Sysinternals tools. pic.twitter.com/WtE3BeyZVp
— Mark Russinovich (@markrussinovich) May 2, 2019
Mark Russinovich is the CTO of Microsoft Azure, but may be best known to others as the father of Sysinternals, a set of useful Windows utilities which exposes the internal functioning of the OS and apps.
Mark is offering to release Sysinternals for Windows 10 on ARM, not only for the Lumia 950 XL of course but mainly for the numerous Windows 10 on ARM laptops currently on sale.
It does raise the hope the Lumia 950 XL hackers, however, who have been handwriting drivers for the LTE chipsets and touch drivers for the handset but could likely do with a little bit of official support, with one of the hackers noting a leaked BSP would be helpful.
Meanwhile, we don't have a full BSP yet, if it'd be possible for MS to release one, would be quite nice. It took us a while to get DirectX running. 🙂
(and then, there's the x86 UMD issue, which I'm still working on)
— Longhorn (@never_released) May 2, 2019
If you have an old Lumia 950 XL knocking around in a drawer you can join the project at Github here.