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: Nice..
by miguel on Thu 15th May 2008 23:11 UTC in reply to "Nice.."
miguel
Member since:
2005-07-27

But its interesting how they provide no Solaris package. sure, they have a mono package, but its only for sparc - scared that if you provide an x86 version for Solaris,it might drag some customers away? Where is the moolight plugin for Solaris?


We would love to support Solaris.

If you can raise the funds to get us some powerful SPARC servers and desktops to test on (one of each would do), we will be more than happy to do the builds, publish the packages and even negotiate with Microsoft porting the codecs to Solaris as well.

As for Solaris on Intel, we would also like to do that, but we would need dedicated hardware as well.

If nobody steps up to provide these, we will still likely do them at some point, but there are just bigger fish to fry at this point.

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RE[2]: Nice..
by kaiwai on Fri 16th May 2008 05:35 in reply to "RE: Nice.."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

We would love to support Solaris.

If you can raise the funds to get us some powerful SPARC servers and desktops to test on (one of each would do), we will be more than happy to do the builds, publish the packages and even negotiate with Microsoft porting the codecs to Solaris as well.

As for Solaris on Intel, we would also like to do that, but we would need dedicated hardware as well.

If nobody steps up to provide these, we will still likely do them at some point, but there are just bigger fish to fry at this point.


Why do you need a 'dedicated machine'? get virtual box and load it in a virtual machine. SPARC isn't an issue; the issue is x86 - and this can be resolved through a Solaris session inside a virtual machine.

The issue isn't resources; you can't honestly expect me to believe you guys have never heard of a VM to run Solaris in - honestly? Come on, this is more an issue of, "I don't want to do it" rather than it being one of, "I don't the tools to do it".

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RE[3]: Nice..
by basket on Fri 16th May 2008 16:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice.."
basket Member since:
2007-09-28

"We would love to support Solaris.

If you can raise the funds to get us some powerful SPARC servers and desktops to test on (one of each would do), we will be more than happy to do the builds, publish the packages and even negotiate with Microsoft porting the codecs to Solaris as well.

As for Solaris on Intel, we would also like to do that, but we would need dedicated hardware as well.

If nobody steps up to provide these, we will still likely do them at some point, but there are just bigger fish to fry at this point.


Why do you need a 'dedicated machine'? get virtual box and load it in a virtual machine. SPARC isn't an issue; the issue is x86 - and this can be resolved through a Solaris session inside a virtual machine.

The issue isn't resources; you can't honestly expect me to believe you guys have never heard of a VM to run Solaris in - honestly? Come on, this is more an issue of, "I don't want to do it" rather than it being one of, "I don't the tools to do it".
"

This is open source, how about you lead the way and show the world how to package Moonlight for Solaris?

It should not take you long to setup the VM, compile it and package it for Solaris use.

Once you are done, post the instructions for people to reproduce.

But somehow I sense that you do not even use Solaris in the first place, and these are just crocodile tears.

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