Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:21 UTC
Opera Software De kogel is door de kerk: as we already talked about earlier, Opera is going to switch to the WebKit engine, leaving its own Presto rendering engine behind. We didn't yet know if they would the switch only on mobile or on the desktop as well, and they cleared that up too: both mobile and desktop Opera Browsers will switch to the WebKit rendering engine.
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RE[9]: Comment by ssokolow
by Nelson on Fri 15th Feb 2013 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by ssokolow"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Everything needed to implement Silverlight is provided by Microsoft.

I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at. In fact, Moonlight did a great job of implementing Silverlight.

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RE[10]: Comment by ssokolow
by cdude on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:36 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by ssokolow"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Everything needed to implement Silverlight is provided by Microsoft.


And you can only implement and run Silverlight by using Microsoft products on Microsoft's latests platforms only. Nothing else works. No way out. No interoperability. A classic vendor lock-in.


I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at. In fact, Moonlight did a great job of implementing Silverlight.


See, I knew you would come with Moonlight. It doesn't support Silverlight at all. Only a very limited subset of a very early version without all required base codecs. It never got beyong that and so got discontinued long ago. You didn't know that Moonlight development stopped and the project got canceled longgggg ago?

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RE[11]: Comment by ssokolow
by Nelson on Sat 16th Feb 2013 03:29 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by ssokolow"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You realize I do Silverlight development for a living? Before the current app craze I did extensive work using trusted OOB apps running on Windows, OSX, and yes even Linux though guess what, Moonlight.

I am very aware of the limitations of Moonlight and they currently are: Not so many. The entire Silverlight 4 profile is supported with Moonlight.

Silverlight 5, which came out after Moonlight was discontinued which didn't really add much behavioral change, only design time convenience like custom markup extensions and the like, so they should run just fine as well.

Basically you get a very high amount of compatibility. Really the only corner cases are code that uses COM interop and code that uses DRM protected playback.

That's it. A majority of Silverlight apps are not Netflix or Olympics viewers, they are internal LOB applications. That's always been Silverlight's niche. Still is. Where more reach than WPF is needed, Silverlight is king when it comes to .NET LOB.

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