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Linux Clone of Microsoft's Silverlight in Beta

Dec 03, 2008, 15:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"In terms of fleshing out the rest of Moonlight to match up with Silverlight 2.0, De Icaza noted that Microsoft is making the effort easier for Novell and others by open sourcing a number of pieces of code. By open sourcing some Silverlight components De Icaza noted that Novell doesn't have to go and build them but can just use Microsoft code itself.

"Among the Microsoft open sourced code that Moonlight will use are Silverlight controls, the dynamic language runtime and all of the dymanic languages that you can run in the browser like IronPython.

"The browser plays a key role in how Novell is delivering Silverlight compatibility to Linux users. For the Beta release Novell has built a Mozilla Firefox extension for Moonlight that lets users play Silverlight content within the browser. The Moonlight extension currently supports Firefox 2 and 3 with a proof of concept being built for Opera. De Icaza noted that he plans on a WebKit version as well which would work for Apple Safari and Google Chrome users as well."

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