Netflix Comes To Linux Via Silverlight On Patched Wine
Phoronix: Netflix Comes To Linux Via Silverlight On Patched Wine
Netflix video streaming is now available on Linux through the use of Wine. When running a specially patched version of Wine in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows versions of Firefox and Microsoft Silverlight, Netflix can now do Internet video streaming to the Linux desktop...
Dalvik's fine, libraries are the problem.
Dalvik VM works on native Linux now for ARM and x86 (PCs), but the problem is the libraries on top. Hardware is locked by either [Direct-Rendering-Manager for X11, sound by PulseAudio, etc] OR [SurfaceFlinger, AudioFlinger, etc]. Until one side (Linux userspace) supports enough of the other's (Android Libs) APIs, APKs won't work in a Linux userspace. Even if they did, it would be a weird mismatch (like, where does the notification bar go?).
Originally Posted by staalmannen
To push this along, I'd start with finding something that could provide the SurfaceFlinger and input APIs.