Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2007 22:22 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Microsoft has given a go-to-market name for its cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering the next generation of user experiences and rich Internet applications for the Web. The technology formerly known as WPF/E is now known as Silverlight.
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RE: Uninformed Comments
by XemonerdX on Tue 17th Apr 2007 21:36 UTC in reply to "Uninformed Comments"
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I for one can't wait for this technology to mature because I hate Flash and its developer tools. The toolkit is fine but the tools are terrible.

There are many ways & programs to create SWF's, you don't have to use Flash. Flash != SWF. Check for instance.

Now if they would only have better streaming solutions to go along with this, it could compete with Flash Communication Server (which has rediculous licensing prices).

Red5 is an open source Flash server that's a free alternative to FCS (it's linked from Again, there are alternatives.

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RE[2]: Uninformed Comments
by Synced on Tue 17th Apr 2007 21:44 in reply to "RE: Uninformed Comments"
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Unfortunately its progress is slow last time I checked. You would have to re-author all your FCS applications because Red5 does not use compatible libraries. That and it uses Java on the backend instead of Action Script which means you have to re-code all of your server side code.

It's an option but it means an architecture change. Not compatible with FCS's components.

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