MoonlightRoadmap

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Current Release

Moonlight 2

 Mooonlight 2 Final
  • Silverlight 2 compatible engine.
    • Deep Zoom
    • Control framework
    • Layout framework.
  • Microsoft Media Pack 2.0 for playing video and audio.
  • Includes Mono for executing code (C# and DLR-based languages).
  • Runs the Silverlight 2.0 MS-PL controls and 2.0 based applications.
Release Date
Alpha May 4, 2009
Beta August 17, 2009
Final December 17, 2009

Upcoming Releases

Moonlight 3

 Mooonlight 3 Pre-Alpha
  • Silverlight 3 compatible engine.
    • 3D graphics
    • Pixel shaders
    • Application library caching
    • Out-of-browser capabilities and offline support
    • Pluggable media pipeline to support 3rd party codecs
  • HD Smooth Streaming
  • Native support for MPEG-4-based H.264/AAC Audio

Most feature implemented, but will ship in Moonlight 4

Moonlight 4

 Mooonlight 4 Planning
  • Silverlight 4 compatible engine.
    • Webcam and microphone support
    • Trusted applications can read/write to users' documents directories
    • Improved localization, including right-to-left and bi-directional text
    • Desktop notifications ("toast")
    • Render HTML on Moonlight surfaces
    • WCF RIA Services
Release Date
Alpha TBA

Past Releases

Moonlight 1.0

 Mooonlight 1.0 Final

This will be the first Moonlight release that uses Microsoft's Media Pack 1.0 for playing back video and audio.

  • Silverlight 1.0 compatible engine.
  • Scriptable with the browser JavaScript.
  • C/C++ based, no managed code.
  • Distribution: Linux/x86 and Linux/x86-64.
  • Source code releases for any other operating systems
Release Date
Beta December 2, 2008
Final February 9, 2009