Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 16:58 UTC
Mono Project The Mono project has released Moonlight 2, the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight. Moonlight allows Silverlight content to run on platforms that do not have an official Silverlight client, such as Linux and PowerPC Macs. Microsoft also expanded its patent agreement with Novell to cover all users of Moonlight, no matter the Linux version.
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by kragil on Fri 18th Dec 2009 17:30 UTC in reply to "..."
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And I say: "Thanks but no thanks."

Flash and Silverlight AND Moonlight have to die a slow painful death.

Extent HTML5 to do what you need to do, but don't use big browser plugins that only work on a small subset of devices.

They always suck, always, without exception.

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by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 17:35 in reply to "RE: ..."
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Extent HTML5 to do what you need to do

Gladly, but sadly, with the pace standards are developed, we might see the finalised HTML 5 spec around the time the stone gets put on my grave.

But yes, they obviously need to die.

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by Kroc on Fri 18th Dec 2009 18:22 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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we might see the finalised HTML 5 spec around the time the stone gets put on my grave.

So? HTML5 is already working in browsers now. HTML5 is not a standard where we wait for the final call to be made before we do anything with it. It grows and finalises as the _implementations_ grow and finalise too. The spec learns just as much from what vendors are doing as what the spec asks them to do.

Google are already rolling out HTML5 features in chrome, have been doing so for ages. Firefox just added the file API allowing developers to accept drag-and-drop files, query images for their EXIF metadata and size &c, before the upload even occurs. Heck, using canvas you can manipulate the image without ever uploading it to the server.

Then there’s the people writing games in JS ,
emulators , there’s 3D with WebGL too, on mobile devices even.

HTML5 is taking off. Developers and browser vendors are playing with the possibilities and the results are astounding.

Your attitude to the standard is outdated.

Edited 2009-12-18 18:26 UTC

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by hackus on Sun 20th Dec 2009 02:16 in reply to "RE: ..."
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We don't need proprietary closed systems to deliver content.

That is very very bad.

Particularly if it is scientific or political content.

We already have enough hank panky going on with Flash and Silverlight sites, we don't need anymore.


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by trenchsol on Mon 21st Dec 2009 13:37 in reply to "RE: ..."
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That is your wishful thinking and nothing else. Flash, Silverlight and Moonlight are moving on. Flash is being used by countless people daily.

I am not fan of those technologies, too, but they are here to stay. One should learn to live with it, like it or not.

Your dramatic posts are not going to change anything, not even a little bit.

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