[Mono-list] What features would be missed when developing
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at novell.com
Tue Sep 18 17:36:03 EDT 2007
> > Of course it will get better over time. Mono's Moonlight may have
> > trouble keeping up unless WPF will be implemented in Mono at some point.
Everything in Silverlight 1.0 and 1.1 will be available in Moonlight 1.0
> > The main reason Mono's Moonlight works today is because there's only a
> > small amount of WPF functionality in Silverlight at this time. Unlike
> > the way Silverlight is implemented on Windows, Moonlight sits on top of
> > Mono on the client. So linux client machines need Mono in order to use
> > Moonlight.
You seem confused.
Silverlight on Windows is not implemented on top of WPF. It is a
completely fresh implementation of the same API.
WPF is hardware accelerated, Silverlight is purely software driven, they
look similar from the basic XAML and API standpoint, but that is it.
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