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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Betrays Moonlight (and Shows It Lies All Along About a Port)

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Betrays Moonlight (and Shows It Lies All Along About a Port)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:59:50 +0100
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That's one way to get Silverlight on a mobile device: Port it to Moblin Linux

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| Update: Microsoft isnât offering a whole lot of 
| particulars about how Silverlight is being moved onto 
| Moblin, other than reconfirming the effort uses neither 
| Moonlight nor Mono. From a spokesperson:
|     âMicrosoft plans to make a porting kit available to 
|     OEMs that will enable them to port Silverlight to 
|     their Moblin-based devices. Microsoft will provide 
|     Intel with Silverlight source code and test suites, 
|     and Intel will provide Microsoft with an optimized 
|     version of Silverlight for Moblin devices that 
|     Microsoft can then redistribute to OEMs. So when 
|     you get a device with Moblin, it will come with 
|     Silverlight.â


Microsoft and Intel port Silverlight to Linux

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| Intel and Microsoft have announced a new port of 
| Silverlight to Linux, specifically for the Intel-
| sponsored Moblin operating system running on Atom-
| powered devices such as netbooks. The port enables 
| Intel to include Silverlight as a supported runtime in 
| the Atom Developer Program, which will feed an iPhone-
| like App Store.
| Microsoft has already provided Intel with Silverlight 
| source code and test suites. Intel will build an 
| optimized Moblin version of Silverlight, which 
| Microsoft will supply to OEMs.
| There are a couple of surprising aspects to the 
| announcement. One is that a Linux implementation of 
| Silverlight already exists, the open source Moonlight 
| project. We asked Microsoftâs Brian Goldfarb, director 
| of the Developer Platform Group, why Moonlight was not 
| being used for Atom devices. Goldfarb replied by making 
| a distinction between "broad Linux," which is targeted 
| by Moonlight, and specific Linux-based devices where 
| Microsoft might support other implementations.



Banshee UI to be in Moonlight

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| Yes. Thatâs right. According to the GCDS 2009 presentation notes on the
| Banshee site, we learn lots of nice stuff about Banshee:
| âItâs not just an app, itâs a platformâ.
|     * Long term goal is to write the UI in Moonlight
|           o Declarative UI, canvas, scene graph, and toolkit
|           o Moonlight is an Open Source implementation of Microsoftâs
|           Silverlight technology â and it is awesome
| âBanshee is going to do photosâ
| âWe are re-basing the F-Spot core on top of Bansheeâ
| And it ends with GNOME, Mono and Banshee logos.
| Moonlight is of course, absolutely toxic unless you get it directly from
| Novell, as the so-called âcovenantâ specifically prohibits non-Novell
| distributions from distributing Moonlight

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