Silverlight已支持Linux,Moonlight 1.0正式版发布(附下载地址) RRS feed

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    我在此非常兴奋地宣布,Novell 今天发布了Moonlight 1.0,可免费下载,支持大多数主流Linux版本(包括openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Fedora, Red Hat, 和 Ubuntu)。对那些不熟悉该产品的,Moonlight是Novell和微软针对Linux联合开发的Silverlight开源实现。

    我的团队与Miguel de Icaza和他的团队在这个项目上紧密合作,我们还发布了微软媒体包(Microsoft Media Pack),该包是一套授权了的媒体编码器(licensed media codecs),可用来播放所有与Silverlight兼容的媒体(wmv, wma, mp3等等),可为运行Moonlight的Linux用户免费下载。

    Moonlight将允许Linux用户浏览Silverlight内容和使用Silverlight应用。最近,总统就职委员会使用Silverlight转播了Barack Obama总统的就职典礼。超过五万使用了Linux的用户安装Moonlight,在线观看了这个现场活动。Miguel de Icaza和Moonlight的志愿者们做了极大的努力,确保Linux用户能够观看就职典礼的转播,尽管当时离Moonlight的正式发布尚有几个星期的时间。


    我对Miguel和他Novell的团队所做的令人敬畏的工作感到非常兴奋,我们非常期望看到他们正努力开发的Moonlight 2(与Silverlight 2兼容,支持.NET的开源实现)。想了解Moonlight 1.0详情的话,请参阅Miguel的相关博客




    Novell announces first open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight

    The Mono® Project, an open-source initiative sponsored by Novell, today announced the availability of Moonlight™ 1.0. The first and only open source project that provides Linux* users access to Microsoft* Silverlight* content, Moonlight demonstrates Novell's commitment to making Linux a first-class platform for multimedia and Rich Internet Applications. Moonlight provides the platform Linux users need to use Silverlight and Windows* Media content. In combination with Banshee™, a Novell-sponsored project to produce an open source media player, Moonlight is part of a complete multimedia solution on Linux.

    “Microsoft Silverlight offers the most comprehensive and powerful solution for the creation and delivery of rich internet applications and media experiences, and is used by hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide,” said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Division at Microsoft Corp. “We have 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.”

    Available for all major Linux distributions, including openSUSE®, SUSE® Linux Enterprise, Fedora*, Red Hat*, and Ubuntu*, this release is in part a result of the existing technical collaboration between Microsoft and Novell that extends interoperability between Windows and Linux. Windows Media Video (.wmv), Windows Media Audio (.wma) and MP3 files are supported through the Microsoft Media Pack, a Microsoft-delivered set of media codecs that brings optimized and licensed decoders to every Linux user using Moonlight. Additionally, it allows developers to write Rich Internet Applications for multiple platforms.

    Moonlight has already proven useful to tens of thousands of Linux users. A pre-release of Moonlight was delivered on January 19, 2009 to allow Linux users to stream Barack Obama's Inauguration. More than 20,000 Linux users downloaded Moonlight to watch the Silverlight broadcast.

    “Moonlight brings the benefits of Silverlight's popular multimedia content to Linux viewers,” said Miguel de Icaza, Mono project founder and Developer Platform vice president at Novell. “This first release delivers on the goal of breaking down barriers to multimedia content and creating parity in the user's viewing experience regardless of whether the user is on Windows or Linux.”

    The Moonlight 1.0 release is part of a technical collaboration announced by Novell and Microsoft in September of 2007. Microsoft has provided Novell with access to its test suites for Silverlight, and provides Linux end users of Moonlight with free access to the Microsoft Media Pack, a set of licensed media codecs for video and audio.

    For more information on Moonlight, visit To learn more about open source projects that Novell sponsors and contributes to, visit


    Silverlight只能在Windows上运行,这让很多用户无法领略这一技术的风采,Novell在很早之前就承诺要开发Silverlight的开源版本,昨日,Novell开发者平台副总裁和Mono创始人Miguelde Icaza宣布,Silverlight开源版本Moonlight 1.0正式版发布,并提供免费下载。
      Miguel de Icaza表示:“Moonlight 1.0的功能很完善,我们通过了微软所有的回归测试,而且支持Silverlight的X86和X86-64架构。”
      Moonlight 1.0以Firefox插件形式运作,支持Unix、Linux和PowerPC Mac。在Firefox中安装时,系统会出现阻止信息栏,此时点击“编辑选项”按钮,将www.go-mono.com添加到许可网站中。

      Moonlight 2.0版本将基于Silverlight 2.0,预期在今年十一月份的微软专业开发者大会(PDC)上发布,de Icaza表示,Novell届时还将首次展示Moonlight的3.0版本。


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