Miguel de Icaza has today announced the release of Moonlight 1.0 Beta 1. This test release brings in Microsoft Media Pack for playing back video and audio files that is a direct decedent of the decoders found in Silverlight 2.0.
For those unfamiliar with Moonlight
, it's a Mono
-powered open-source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight
, which in turn is a web-browser plug-in that competes with Adobe Flash
. Moonlight is a joint project between Novell and Microsoft and was announced last September
The Moonlight road-map
For more information on Moonlight 1.0 Beta 1, check out Miguel's blog post