64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 14:39:44 MDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 14:09 -0600, Brandon Stout wrote:
> Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
> > Oops, I wasn't reading plug yesterday so I missed this thread until
> > today.  I thought I should clarify a few things regarding Moonlight.
> 
> Is moonlight a flash player?

No, but it's very similar.  An animation engine and a scripting engine
to control the animations.

> > Novell will provide Moonlight plugins for FF2 and FF3 that will be
> > compatible with supported versions (meaning not end-of-life) of major
> > linux distributions (Fedora, Ubuntu, [open]SuSE, probably RedHat) on
> > i586 and x86_64.
> 
> Is this going to be a 64 bit flash plugin replacement?

In a sense yes but really no.  Many companies are moving their rich web
client stuff to silverlight (or at least experimenting with it).




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