On my way back from the Mix conference in Vegas I was trying to get one of my WPF/E applications to run on the new Silverlight 1.1alpha. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be because a lot seems to have changed. I finally figured it out after reading Bryant Likes's blog. He already figured it out and shared the solution (Thanks Bryant!):
If you want to go the "real" route of working with Silverlight 1.1alpha, here's what you need:
I saw two really good sessions on Silverlight and .NET this morning. They are online now, and I really recommend that you watch them:
So what is the main differences between v1.0 and v1.1? v1.1 contains:
- Everything from v1.0
- A subset of the .NET 3.5 framework and some extra browser and AJAX specific classes
- XAML extensibility
- Control class (for user controls)
- Sample controls
Currently Silverlight works with Safari, Firefox and IE on both Mac and Windows and soon to be Opera as well. I asked them whether they would also support other platforms like Linux. Basically they didn't have any 'issues' with making that, but were currently not considering it until there is a larger demand for it.
Update: Mono has already announced that they will make sure we get Silverlight support on Linux. COOL!