Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th May 2008 13:38 UTC, submitted by gonzo
Mono Project On his blog, Miguel de Icaza announced the first public releases of Moonlight. Moonlight is the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight, the company's Flash competitor. Moonlight is not yet free of bugs, though.
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RE[2]: Yuck!
by miguel on Thu 15th May 2008 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Yuck!"
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"Those people over at the mono-project should go work for Microsoft, nobody wants your crap in Unix.

I'm not really a Mono fan. But I am glad that they are independent. I don't exactly "want" Mono in Unix, but we need to have it just in case. Where would we be without Samba?

I was unaware that Moonlight was Linux only. That is unfortunate, but I don't imagine that it will be a problem for long. Ultimately, OSS is looking like the right choice for all of us.

Well, it is Linux-only in that most of us use Linux, but this is open source code, so feel free to send us patches to improve the support for your favorite OS, or architecture, or browser.

In the last few days, some of our engineers landed support for Opera and WebKit on Linux, which is pretty cool. And some people on the #moonlight irc channel are porting it to Win32 (so they can embed the engine in their own apps).

So in the best spirit of open source, if you want Moonlight running on a different beast, use a different engine, get the source code and start sending patches.


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