64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?

Levi Pearson 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[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.

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
platforms, though.

                --Levi



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