64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Mon Apr 21 16:16:21 MDT 2008


Wade Preston Shearer <lists at wadeshearer.com> writes:

>> Reread Levi's comment and that might answer your question.
>
> How?
>

Well, you instruct your email client to go back to the email I
wrote...

Oh, you mean, "How might it answer my question?"

Well, consider that the Microsoft CLI is aka ECMA-335, and Silverlight
is based upon that.  Also consider that Microsoft is giving additional
support to the Moonlight team
(http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Sep-05.html).  So, here's how
the two technologies compare:

Adobe Flash:
      Proprietary runtime provided by a single vendor
      Proprietary language (though based on a standard one)
      Linux binary-only support from Adobe

Microsoft Silverlight:
      Standard language infrastructure (ECMA-334)
      Standard languages (ECMA-334, Iron Python, Iron Ruby, etc.)
      Microsoft binary-only runtime for Windows/MacOS
      Novell supplied, MS sanctioned runtime for Linux (open source)

                --Levi

      



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