Great news for Silverlight on Linux

The Silverlight-Plugin runs per default on Windows and MacOs. For Linux-Machines there’s an opensource implementation driven by Microsoft and Novell called Moonlight.

While Silverlight is currently in Version 3 available and Version 4 (already in beta) is expected for spring next year, the Moonlight implementation was only availabe in Version 1. And Version 1 means no C#, no CLR, just hacking JavaScript and XAML. But two days ago the big step for Silverlight on Linux was done and Moonlight reached version 2. It’s available for download:

I think with reaching that level from “only-JavaScript” to the managed C#-API, the future releases of Moonlight will be more closely to the Silverlight-releases for Windows.

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