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 Kroc on Fri 18th Dec 2009 19:37 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: ..."
Kroc
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2005-11-10

I have the benefit of being freelance, I choose the jobs, I set the standards. Not everybody gets that benefit, and businesses cut out the planning, cut corners and create the very organisation / planning problems that you describe.

You seem to be referring more to internal b2b stuff; If you need average, good-enough results for business people then yes, no problem using quick tools. For a public website, where milliseconds count, then that is where I am saying that hand coding runs circles around being lazy.

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by Hiev on Fri 18th Dec 2009 19:41 in reply to "RE[9]: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

But we are talking about standars, not performace, but anyway, we have different points of views and I respect your as I know you respect mine.

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by Kroc on Fri 18th Dec 2009 19:49 in reply to "RE[10]: ..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

The standards are definitely coming now that the whole web has been reignited. Microsoft have jack all to do with progress, Google / Apple are baking in all the features developers want.

There’s no question that the standards don’t cover everything—like webcam usage in a webpage that Flash can do. Again, the standards are coming, the implementations will come even sooner. The last five years of the web will in no way resemble the next five years.

I respect, as an OSnews user, your here because you know your stuff, and must live within the practical world. My goal is to make what you do much more open, with more tools available (instead of relying on one vendor). I won’t ever do an office job again because I couldn’t stand how badly inefficient development was in companies. Anybody who makes a success of this difficult environment is better than me.

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