Moonlight in Action!

September 26, 2007
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I’ve been digging into Moonlight and with a lot of help on the Olive mailing list I finally got the current build of Moonlight built on Ubuntu 7.04. Here it is on Silverlight.NET’s Showcase page:

It it in “Alpha” quality right now but they are making great progress. The promised Release + six month delivery schedule feels about right. I could get sound and drawing working, but aniamtions and video weren’t working for me.  Luckily I have the machine working so I can get a new build when I want to re-try it.

When I am at ReMIX in Boston, I am hoping to catch up with Miguel de Icaza to discuss the direction of Moonlight  as it relates to both 1.0 and 1.1 (especially with the discussion of a non-Mono Moonlight looming).

The Linux story here (for me at least) is more about expanding the audience for Silverlight applciations (not really about developing on Linux). But since Silverlight is just text files, you could do development pretty easily on Linux.  I’ll stick with Blend and Visual Studio for the time being.  In addition, I hope to have some interesting conversations with the LAMP side of the crowd to understand where they fit into the Flash/Silverlight/SVG battle.