Moonlight 3.0 Preview 7 Released

After the release of Moonlight 2.0 about a year ago, Moonlight 3.0 is well on its way with the announcement of the availability of the seventh preview of Moonlight 3.0.

Moonlight is an open-source implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight for Linux and other Unix based OS.

The Preview 7 of Moonlight brings about a lot of new features although they need some polishing:

  • Roughly API complete to SL4.0 beta. Next preview will be API compatible with SL 4.0 RTW.
  • Video capture support, but support for pixel formats is sparse.
  • SSE2 fast paths for gradient fills in the embedded pixman/cairo, this improves performance significantly as ┬ásome people seem to have discovered the use of gradients.
  • Fixes for chrome support and to curl bridge.
  • Several html bridge fixes.
  • Element to element binding.
  • Client HTTP stack
  • Cascading styles are now supported
  • New right-click dialog.

You can get Moonlight 3.0 Preview 7 from http://go-mono.com/moonlight/prerelease.aspx.

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