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Moonlight, Microsoft Patent Covenant Updates

Just two days after Mono 2.6 was rolled out, which has been widely discussed within our forums, Miguel de Icaza has a few more Microsoft / Mono related announcements. Miguel this morning has announced that Moonlight 2.0 is complete, there is a new collaboration agreement between Microsoft and Novell to bring the Silverlight 3.0 and 4.0 feature sets to Moonlight, and Microsoft has updated its patent covenant that concerns Moonlight's distribution abilities.
17 December 2009 - Moonlight 2, 3, 4 - 22 Comments

Mono 2.6 Released, Supports LLVM Generation

To end out 2009, Miguel de Icaza has announced the release of Mono 2.6 along with MonoDevelop 2.4. This major update to Mono delivers WCF client and server for what is exposed by Microsoft's Silverlight 2.0, a continuations framework, a new soft debugger, a verifier and security toolbox, more complete 3.5 coverage, and various other changes to this free software project to implement Microsoft's .NET on Linux. One of the interesting changes though in Mono 2.6 is that it now supports LLVM.
15 December 2009 - MonoDevelop 2.2 Too - 141 Comments

Mono's C# Compiler Now 4.0 Feature Complete

For those interested in programming in C# on Linux or have interest in Mono for using Microsoft's .NET, you may be pleased to know that Mono's C# compiler is now C# 4.0 feature complete. Covariance and contravariance, optional parameters, dynamic binding, and other features of the C# 4.0 programming language have now been implemented within Mono. The Mono C# compiler that supports this is not yet in a released version, but you will need to checkout the Mono SVN code.
9 December 2009 - C# 4.0 Features - 10 Comments

openSUSE 11.2 Final Released

Coming in between the releases of Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12 is openSUSE 11.2, which is available as of this morning. The openSUSE 11.2 desktop is now using KDE 4.3 by default (though GNOME 2.28 is also available), OpenOffice.org 3.1 integration, the Linux 2.6.31 kernel, and many other underlying advancements.
12 November 2009 - New openSUSE Release - 7 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.2 Release Nears, Hits Final RC

On the same day as the Ubuntu 9.10 release, Novell has made available the final release candidate of the forthcoming OpenSuSE 11.2 update.
29 October 2009 - Coming Soon - 6 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.2 Reaches Release Candidate

OpenSuSE 11.2 is getting ready to be released with its EXT4 usage, Linux 2.6.31 kernel, updated drivers, updated desktop for both GNOME and KDE, YaST improvements, and much more. In preparation for this release, Novell has put out the first release candidate of 11.2. OpenSuSE 11.2 integrates bug-fixes as well as updates the kernel to Linux 2.6.31.3, pumps in the latest GNOME 2.28 final packages, bumps PulseAudio to 0.9.19, and brings Qt 4.5.3. Novell is still aware of some bugs with this OpenSuSE 11.2 build,
15 October 2009 - New OpenSuSE Build

Moonlight 2.0 Beta 1 Rolls Out With Improvements

While betas of Microsoft's Silverlight 3 platform have been available for a number of months after being announced in the last half of 2008, their free software implementation of Silverlight, which is known as Moonlight and developed largely by Novell with the Mono developers, has lagged behind. Only today has the first beta release for Moonlight 2.0 been released. While Moonlight 2.0 is largely focused on implementing Silverlight 2 features, a few Silverlight 3 features did manage to work their way into this release.
17 August 2009 - New Silverlight Linux Release - 10 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 5 Released

The OpenSuSE developers have just announced the release of 11.2 Milestone 5. OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 5 ships with the Linux 2.6.31-rc4 kernel, has been built with GCC 4.4.1, provides PackageKit 0.5, updates the desktop environments to KDE 4.3 and GNOME 2.27.5, and uses X Server 1.6.3. This new release from Novell also has Firefox 3.5.1 and version 3.1.1 Beta 1 of OpenOffice.org. The changes found in Milestone 5 can be found on their factory news page.
8 August 2009 - New Release From Novell - 2 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 2 Brings Changes

A month after the release of OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 1, the second alpha release for this next major OpenSuSE update is now out in the wild.
28 May 2009 - New End-User Changes In SuSE Land - 7 Comments

OpenOffice.org 3.1 Released w/ New Features

OpenOffice.org 3.0 was release last October, but today the OpenOffice.org community has announced the release of its first major update. OpenOffice.org 3.1 brings a major revamp of the program's on-screen graphics, further grammar check integration, performance improvements, improved support for bi-directional scripts, easier deployment of macro applications, and many other features.
7 May 2009 - New OpenOffice.org Release - 1 Comment

OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 1 Released

The Novell developers behind OpenSuSE have announced the release of OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 1. This is the first, early look at OpenSuSE 11.2, which will officially be released later this year. OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 1 incorporates the Linux 2.6.29 kernel, KDE 4.2.2, GNOME 2.26, Mono 2.4, OpenOffice.org 3.1 Beta 4, and Xfce 4.6. Beyond many package updates, OpenSuSE 11.2 will also feature improvements to its installer, package cache handling in YaST, and the LiveCDs are now using LZMA compression.
24 April 2009 - New OpenSuSE Test Release - 4 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.1 Released

Just in time for Christmas, Novell has announced the availability of OpenSuSE 11.1. OpenSuSE 11.1 is updated against the latest Linux packages including KDE 4.1, GNOME 2.24, OpenOffice.org 3.0, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, and various other updates. For more information on OpenSuSE 11.1 or to download it, checkout OpenSuSE.org.
18 December 2008 - Novell Updates Its Distro - 12 Comments

Moonlight 1.0 Beta w/ Microsoft Media Pack

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.
2 December 2008 - Microsoft & Novell - 11 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.1 Release Candidate 1

Three weeks prior to the expected availability of OpenSuSE 11.1, the first release candidate is now out for testing. New packages in OpenSuSE 11.1 RC1 include the Linux 2.6.27.7 kernel, glibc 2.9, new translations, Amaraok 2.0 Release Candidate 1, and Zypper 1.0.1. OpenSuSE 11.1 RC1 also brings forth a newer and shorter distribution license. Download links and the release announcement can be read on the OpenSuSE mailing list.
28 November 2008 - Final Version Coming Soon - 8 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.0 Released

Today the OpenSuSE project has announced the release of OpenSuSE 11.0. This new Linux desktop release has a horde of improvements. Some of the new packages include GNOME 2.22, KDE 4.0, Compiz Fusion, Firefox 3.0, and more. This release also includes the new OpenSuSE installer. A few screenshots from an earlier development release can be viewed here. All of the release details (and download links) are available from the OpenSuSE website.
19 June 2008 - A New Distribution Release From Novell - 10 Comments

The Installer For OpenSUSE 11.0

Yesterday OpenSUSE 11.0 RC 1 was released with 578 bug-fixes since OpenSuSE 11.0 beta 3. This summer release of OpenSuSE 11.0 brings quite a bit to the table, among which is a new installer. Back in January when OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 surfaced we had provided a tour of the new OpenSuSE installer. This Linux installer uses Trolltech's Qt4 tool-kit and provides a dramatically improved experience over the earlier YaST installer. However, as the interface has changed slightly since sharing those screenshots, attached are the installation screenshots from OpenSuSE 11.0 RC 1. More information on this release candidate can be found in the OpenSuSE release announcement.
30 May 2008 - Novell Makes A Nice Installer - 7 Comments

OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 Released

Planned for release in June of 2008 is the release of OpenSuSE 11.0, while arriving today is OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1. The first development release for OpenSuSE 11.0 was Alpha 0, which was released last December, and there are six more development/testing releases planned prior to its final release. New in OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 is the inclusion of KDE 4.0 with Qt4 updates, Perl 5.10, NetworkManager 0.7, CUPS 1.3.5, and the integration of PulseAudio. The release announcement can be found at the OpenSuSE website.
18 January 2008 - The Start Of OpenSuSE/SuSE 11.0

OpenSuSE 10.3 Released

While most of the desktop Linux community's attention is on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon that is being released in just two weeks, today marks the release of OpenSuSE 10.3. While the announcement will be officially made anytime now with the ISOs being available from their FTP server, among its updated packages are OpenOffice.org 2.3, VirtualBox 1.5, and GNOME 2.20.0. Among the new innovations in OpenSuSE 10.3 include a new Novell updating applet, redesigned network card module, and OpenSuSE community repositories. More is available at the OpenSuSE website and the announcement will come through the opensuse-announce list.
4 October 2007 - VirtualBox 1.5, OpenOffice 2.3, etc... - 2 Comments

Microsoft Goes Open-Source With .NET

While this isn't directly Linux news, it's been announced on an ASP Blog that Microsoft will be releasing the source-code to the .NET framework libraries. Microsoft will begin offering the full source-code (comments included) to the .NET base class libraries, Windows Forms, ADO.NET, XML, and WPF. Additional Microsoft .NET libraries will be opened up as well in the coming months. Microsoft is releasing the source-code under their MS-RL Reference License. It is important to point out though that the MS-RL is a poor license and extremely restrictive. With this poor license of choice, it's unknown if the .NET open-source libraries will have any direct impact on the Mono efforts.
3 October 2007 - .NET Libraries To Go Open-Source - 9 Comments

Silverlight To Support x86_64 Linux

While Adobe doesn't offer a native x86_64 version of Adobe/Macromedia Flash for Linux, Microsoft and Novell will be offering a 64-bit edition of the Silverlight binary codecs for Linux. Miguel de Icaza had posted this information today on his blog. Will this motivate Adobe to offer a x86_64 version of its Linux Flash player to be competitive with 64-bit Silverlight/Moonlight?
5 September 2007 - 3 Comments

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