“Moonlight 1.0 is now available.
Moonlight is an open source project that gives Linux users access to Microsoft Silverlight content, and is available for all major Linux distributions, including openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Fedora, Red Hat, and Ubuntu. This milestone release is part of the technical collaboration between Novell and Microsoft.
Microsoft has worked with the Moonlight team and Novell to enable interoperability between Windows and Linux platforms and extend the high-quality interactive Web and video experience for the benefit of the Linux community, said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer Division.
“Mooonlight 1.0 Final
This will be the first Moonlight release that uses Microsoft's Media Pack 1.0 for playing back video and audio.
- Silverlight 1.0 compatible engine.
- C/C++ based, no managed code.
- Distribution: Linux/x86 and Linux/x86-64.
- Source code releases for any other operating systems
Release - Date
Beta - December 2, 2008
Final - February 9, 2009
- Final release of Moonlight 1.0
- Support for the Microsoft Media Pack
- Quick and easy installation of media codecs
- Several media related bug fixes
You can download a tarball of the source here or you can check it out from svn.
Congrats to the Mono/Moonlight team for this very cool release. And keep your eyes open this summer for a SilverLight v2 compatible version (with alpha/beta’s before then :)