Silverlight Goes Linux
You might recall that when Microsoft proudly announced its Silverlight rich
Internet application platform and runtime that Linux
support was entirely missing
Now, Miguel de Icaza and the Novell-sponsored folks who brought us the Linux-savvy
Mono .NET compatibility layer are planning to demonstrate a Silverlight 1.1
beta running on Linux. As
Jeffrey Schwartz reports, the demo will take place at Microsoft's MIX 07
conference in Paris.
Incredibly, de Icaza tells Schwartz that the Mono project team developed the
Silverlight implementation -- code-named "Moonlight" -- in just 21
days. Among the features in Silverlight that appeared ready for the demo are
XAML parsing, video playback and most of the graphics capabilities.
Says de Icaza: "It's been crazy, we've been working around the clock."
What do you think of de Icaza's contributions to the development community
with the Mono and Moonlight projects? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Michael Desmond on 06/20/2007 at 1:15 PM