NON-LINUX FOSS - Moonlight

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Moonlight is an open-source implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight. In case you’re
not familiar with Silverlight, it’s a Web browser plugin that runs rich Internet applications. It provides features such as animation, audio/video playback and vector graphics.

Moonlight programming is done with any of the languages compatible with the Mono runtime environment. Among many others, these languages include C#, VB.NET and Python. Mono, of course, is a multiplatform implementation of ECMA’s Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), aka the .NET environment. A technical collaboration deal between Novell and Microsoft has provided Moonlight with access to Silverlight test suites and gives Moonlight users access to licensed media codecs for video and audio. Moonlight currently supplies stable support for Silverlight 1.0 and Alpha support for Silverlight 2.0.


Silverlight Pad Running on Moonlight (from www.mono-project.com)

Source of Information : Linux Journal 185 September 2009

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