Microsoft’s Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie, here at Mix07, have announced the addition of a cross-platform .NET runtime within Silverlight, Microsoft’s browser plug-in for streaming video and rich internet applications.
I’m not sure this counts as a major announcement – after all, this very thing was talked about here at Mix last year. What is new though is that you can download the alpha from today, for Windows and Mac. Nothing has been said yet about timing, but I guess the fact that this is described as alpha implies a significant wait before a final release.
- Silverlight native extensions allow deep Windows 7 integration, but forget cross-platform
- Silverlight in Microsoft products – Silverlight the new Windows runtime, HTML 5 the new Silverlight?
- Silverlight 2.0 is released, Eclipse tools for Silverlight announced
- Pay and play: how the Silverlight .Net runtime is kept small
- WPF/E preview is out – but no cross-platform .NET for now