64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 16:05:11 MDT 2008


Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
>> Reread Levi's comment and that might answer your question.
> 
> How?

I was kind of hinting that you should google a bit for "Moonlight."
Expanding on what he said, Moonlight[1] is a complete, GPL'd
implementation of silverlight that's nearing parity with MS's native
windows version.  It's available on many platforms including PPC, i386,
x86_64, MIPS, Sparc, etc.  It's also available on many Unix platforms,
Linux, and OS X.  In fact MS has stated a while back that they'd rely on
Novell to handle these platforms.  Microsoft is actually much more open
than Adobe in this case.  Their APIs are fairly stable and
well-documented.  It's much easier for the Mono project to reimplement
it on the free stack than it is for the gnash team to try to implement
Adobe's stack.  The downside is that Mono is deemed as a risky
technology to bet the farm on, because of MS's patent claims/rumors.


[1] http://mono-project.com/Moonlight



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