[Mono-list] Desktop Silverlight applicaition for Linux

Abe Gillespie abe.gillespie at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 21:14:46 EDT 2010

I haven't read the EULA so take this for what it's worth ... but if
you're embedding Moonlight (not Silverlight) then Silverlight's
license should not apply.  With that said, why would you want to embed
anyway?  Why not just create a SL out-of-browser app?  The
functionality was introduced in SL3 and even greater support for the
scenario is now in SL4.

Now there are still some issues.  1. I don't know much about
"MultiPoint" (disclaimer: this is the first I heard of it and just
quickly looked at a video) but it looks *very* specific to Windows and
I doubt very much you can integrate it with Linux.  2. Moonlight is
always behind in its release schedule to Silverlight and I don't think
out-of-browser is fully supported yet.

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Robert Jordan <robertj at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 11.08.2010 17:48, optimus_prime wrote:
>> Previously, I got a suggestion
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Sure, Silverlight isn't "intended" for the desktop, but there's no reason
>> why you can't embed a silverlight engine in your application. It's been done
>> before such as for the Mac NY Times Reader. You'll have better luck working
>> with Moonlight, which targets the Silverlight API, which is a subset of full
>> WPF
>> I am new to Linux but have some experience in Windows apps and
>> I wanted to know if Multi Point could be implemented in Linux?
> There is a reason not to use Silverlight in a dektop application:
> Last time I checked the license (a couple of months ago),
> Microsoft did not allow to redistribute Silverlight.
> This means that it has to be downloaded from MS and installed
> on the target machine at installation time of the application
> that embeds it.
> Robert
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