Thursday, January 10, 2008

Inkscape to support XAML

Joseph Hill, our new Mono PM here at Novell, just noted to me that Inkscape is adding XAML support.

A quick google search found Jon Galloway's nice summary of why this is exciting.

I'd also like to add that while Inkscape might not support all of the Silverlight XAML, it's still an excellent tool for artists used to using it to create Silverlight websites.

Hopefully at some point in the future, we will have time to continue work on LunarEclipse to make it a more full-featured and viable option for creating Silverlight content, but for the time being, it's nice to know that users have other Free Software options.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Moonlight-powered Slide Show

Nikhil Kothari posted about Slide.Show, an application written by Vertigo Software for Silverlight 1.0, that we Moonlight developers have recently been using as another test sample. Well, it now works under Moonlight too!

Perhaps I am a simpleton, but I have to say that this slide show program is pretty sweet ;-)

Very beautifully done.

Also, as many Silverlight 1.0 and 2.0 developers have been doing, this application is free software (MS-PL)!

Kudos to Vertigo Software!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bruce Byfield on Conspiracy Theorists

Bruce Byfield has made a recent post entitled Conspiracy theorists and free software.

Bruce, I absolutely agree with you.

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