[arch-dev-public] Moonlight in ArchLinux?

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Mon Jan 26 14:34:14 EST 2009

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.


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