64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?
levi at cold.org
Mon Apr 21 16:23:19 MDT 2008
Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> writes:
> I was kind of hinting that you should google a bit for "Moonlight."
> Expanding on what he said, Moonlight 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.
I'm pretty sure gnash has a similar downside, though the Linux flash
binary wouldn't. That binary will probably only ever work on x86
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