[arch-dev-public] Moonlight in ArchLinux?
daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Sun Feb 15 06:08:46 EST 2009
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:34:14 +0100
Daniel Isenmann <daniel.isenmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 19:08:09 +0100
> Daniel Isenmann <daniel.isenmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > there were a discussion on the arch-general list about why not
> > adding moonlight to the repo
> > (http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2009-January/003326.html).
> > Now I want to discuss this topic further from a developer point of
> > view.
> > I want your opinion about that topic, should we add moonlight to the
> > extra repo? And please don't give answers like: "What do we want
> > with this Micr**** shit?". We have closed source software like
> > flashplayer in our repos, so why not add an open source product
> > which do nearly the same (not seen as compatible to flash, instead
> > nearly same technology, etc.).
> > I would maintain it, because it belongs to mono (more or less).
> > Some information about moonlight:
> > ---------------------------------
> > The project page is here: http://mono-project.com/Moonlight
> > The license shouldn't be a problem, it's distributed under open
> > source licenses. More information on the project page or here:
> > http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianMonoGroup/Moonlight (which are
> > the information of the debian mono group).
> > If you want try moonlight, feel free to build it on your own from my
> > submitted PKGBUILD in the AUR
> > (http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=23384).
> > If you need some webpages to test moonlight:
> > http://go-mono.com/moonlight/MoonlightStatus.aspx
> > Cheers,
> > Daniel
> Small update on the further processing. At the moment the plugin get
> 11 votes in the AUR. I plan to let it stay in AUR unless it get a
> little popular and maybe more votes. So, if the number of webpages
> which uses silverlight/moonlight increase a lot, I will push it to
> the extra repo. Until then it will stay in AUR.
Next update to moonlight in ArchLinux:
It will be moved to [community]. It has reached at the moment 31 votes
and Timm Preetz (aka gummibaerchen) is taking care of it in the
community repo. So, you will be able to do a "pacman -S
moonlight" to install it, if you need it.
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