Silverlight on Linux in 21 Days
June 21, 2007
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After just recently promising to bring Microsoft’s Silverlight to Linux by years end, Miguel De Icaza, the project leader for Mono, has ported significant portions of Silverlight in only 21 days. He chronicled this effort in a recent blog post.
The past 21 days have been some of the most intense hacking days that I have ever had and the same goes for my team that worked 12 to 16 hours per day every single day –including weekends– to implement Silverlight for Linux in record time. We call this effort Moonlight.
Regardless of what you may think of the viability or futility of the effort, it is awe-inspiring to see a group of developers be so motivated to work towards a goal. To go through this level of effort despite being disliked by both sides shows a real passion that most developers lack. Kudos to Miguel and the Mono Team for this very significant achievement.
Silverlight has been on the tip of a few tongues at Telligent so it’s great to see that our clients won’t lose even a small percentage of their users if we building it into our products.