Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by rx182
Mono Project When Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie unveiled Silverlight at MIX07, he vowed that it would be a cross-platform technology. It appears as if the software giant is making good on that pledge: SD Times has learned that some of Microsoft's top developers have provided technical guidance for a Linux implementation of Silverlight.
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embedded systems
by bnolsen on Thu 9th Aug 2007 22:19 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

If this does require .nyet/mono runtime and other stuff, well, that pretty much means it shouldn't be touched as it will hog resources on embedded systems and resources on real systems.

At least flash is implemented in compiled code. I don't like flash much myself. And I'm extremely leery of silverlight.

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RE: embedded systems
by jayson.knight on Thu 9th Aug 2007 23:06 in reply to "embedded systems"
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2005-07-06

"At least flash is implemented in compiled code."

If you are insinuating that Silverlight isn't compiled, then that's an incorrect assumption. From my experience thusfar, Silverlight apps are pretty light on resource consumption, certainly much lighter than their Java counterparts, and the runtime is tiny...just over 1 meg.

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RE[2]: embedded systems
by siimo on Fri 10th Aug 2007 07:10 in reply to "RE: embedded systems"
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2006-06-22

Its already been done! Silverlight for Windows Mobile. Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA3LlpClFko

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RE: embedded systems
by siimo on Fri 10th Aug 2007 03:52 in reply to "embedded systems"
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

There is a compact .NET framework designed to run on embedded devices: http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/netcf/

Perhaps a light version of Silverlight will be implemented to run on this!

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