Linked by weildish on Tue 20th Jan 2009 02:13 UTC
In the News Those up top (the Presidential Inaugural Committee) chose to utilize Microsoft's Silverlight technology to stream the upcoming inaugural events for the new president of the United States. Though Microsoft certainly likes this idea, this leaves out thousands of people in the US and elsewhere who still cannot run Silverlight or an open source alternative on their systems from viewing the streamed video online. Update by Thom: Linux and PowerPC Mac fans rejoice, as they can watch the inauguration as well using Moonlight. Migel De Icaza wrote: "Microsoft worked late last night to get us access to the code that will be used during the inauguration so we could test it with Moonlight." Microsoft and the Moonlight team fixed this issue in one afternoon, so it might be a little rough.
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Moonlight *now* will work for the inauguration
by karl on Tue 20th Jan 2009 11:01 UTC
karl
Member since:
2005-07-06

dgoesmans already mentioned it:

Miguel's mono team fixed-up Moonlight to work with the live video stream.

http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2009/Jan-20.html


thx Miguel, and
Thanks to: Joseph, Larry, Geoff, Rusty and specially Aaron from Novell and Brian, Eric, Ben at Microsoft and Mio at IStreamPlanet to make sure that Linux users will be able to watch Obama's inauguration.

Edited 2009-01-20 11:02 UTC

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Have you all read the Miguel's blog and the Microsoft announcement?

They both did an amazing work! Collaboration was impressive and the Mono team tweaked its technology A FEW HOURS to be able to run the Obama's inauguration...

Impressive, really impressive! My hat off for them and for the MS team too, because its collaboration with the Mono team.

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Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

or in other words - mono is at the mercy of microsoft ...

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