Thursday, April 14, 2011

Moonlight on Android

For the past week, the Moonlight team has been busy porting Moonlight to Android devices and today, showed it off at Mix 11.

The video shows Moonlight running on both a Motorola Xoom tablet and a Nexus S phone.

Keep in mind that we're still in the early phases of porting and there's still a lot of work left to do before we can ship a product, but it's still exciting!

Update: For those of you reading my blog from Planet GNOME (or some other planet that doesn't show the video above), you can find it here, on YouTube.

Update: Now you can see Moonlight rendering video with 3D transforms, too!

25 comments:

The Linux Babbler said...

Why did the dude ask, "This is a Silverlight demo, right?"

Jeffrey Stedfast said...

Babbler:

Moonlight is just a platform and in this video it was demoing a Silverlight application (which was a demo vector animation).

knocte said...

FYI the video is not shown when you see your blogpost from Planet Gnome.

CastleSoft said...

Any idea when this will be available to play with ? (git/svn access would be fine..) :-)

D!L!$H said...

Cool stuff.. Eagerly waiting for
All the best jeff!

trampster said...

Cool how do I install it

angelus said...

I'm noob in c# so I bought appdev video training courses.
And they guy(forget his name) said that MS developed a version of Silverlight for linux. I know this B.S but someone needs to correct him.

Jeffrey Stedfast said...

angelus: Your friend is probably thinking of the Linux port of Silverlight that Microsoft contracted out to Intel to do for MeeGo, but which never was done (as far as I know).

Jeffrey Stedfast said...

CastleSoft:

We are working to push our changes into public github. Hopefully by the end of the week it'll all be there.

Andrew said...

Thanks Jeffrey...

Will monitor the GIT this week.

I gather it will be a while before an official download/build for android is released ?

Jeffrey Stedfast said...

Andrew:

I'm unable to provide any sort of timeline at the moment as I don't think any of us actually have any idea.

I would imagine not until after we manage to release Moonlight 4.0 simply due to the fact that that is our main priority right now.

Most of what is needed to get something up and running on Android is already in git or will be by tomorrow.

Chris Toshok is working on finishing up a replacement for GKeyFile (no glib on Android) and I'm working on a replacement to libiconv - both of which should land tomorrow.

Of course, that will only get you as far as we got our demo at MIX (which did not support audio, for example).

Hugh Isaacs II said...

Do you think we'll also see Moonlight for Chrome OS (through Native Client)?

Jeffrey Stedfast said...

Hugh,

Yes, I think at some point we'll probably see Moonlight on ChromeOS. The question is a matter of when ;-)

Jose said...

Will Moonlight on Android support LOB applications?

Liam C said...

Jeffrey,
Is there an update on the release of this Moonlight 4 for Android? Much Eagerly awaited! LC- UK

Jeffrey Stedfast said...

Liam,

Unfortunately there's no update. We've been so focused on fixing bugs and implementing new features for MonoTouch and Mono for Android we just haven't had time to look at Moonlight anymore.

kakal said...

good Motorola Xoom tablet and a Nexus S phone.

METROmilwaukee said...

Silverlight on Google TV? Yea Baby!

R.Y Starikov said...

Thanks a lot for all your efforts.

Gh0stRyd3r said...

What is the status on development for an app for that market. I currently have a high need for silverlight at work and would love to have the ability to say android can joining the working list of devices.

Jeffrey Stedfast said...

Hi Gh0stRyd3r,

Unfortunately the Novell layoffs of all Mono employees has basically put the project to an end.

The source code is all still open source and all of the work done to port Moonlight to Android is in public git on github (afaik), it's incomplete and unlikely to see any activity for the foreseeable future :-(

OldNoob said...

It sure would of fixed my netflix bug. Sence netflix no longer suppoerts android 2.3 or 2.6

daveyboy said...

Where can I go to keep up with the latest (such as it may be) on Moonlight for android?

Unknown said...

Any news on this, or is it no longer happening?

Anton De Koning said...

Is there any chance that silvetlight ever becomed available for android. I need it desperately

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