Moonlight 2.0 goes beta

The new test version of the Silverlight-on-Linux software incorporates Silverlight 2.0 as well as a few features from Silverlight 3.0.

The developer of the Moonlight software that enables Silverlight applications to run on Linux computers said on Monday that he is ready to start publicly beta testing an update to the software.

In a blog posting, Miguel de Icaza said the beta of Moonlight 2.0 is available from the gomono.com Web site.

Moonlight 2.0 is aimed at achieving compatibility with sites written for Silverlight 2.0, but incorporates the media pipeline and a few other features of Silverlight 3.0, de Icaza said. Microsoft released Silverlight 3.0 last month.

The beta is available both as source code and as a plug in for the Mozilla browser.

Work on Moonlight first started in 2007 , with a beta of the original version released late last year and the final version released in February .

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