Developer enables Silverlight integration in Ubuntu 14:04 LTS




Developer enables Silverlight integration in Ubuntu 14:04 LTS

An Ubuntu developer has proposed to run Ubuntu LTS 14:04 to Pipe Light project going support. This makes it possible to plug in to use in browsers, so for example, Netflix is ​​compatible with Linux. Silverlight

The remarkable proposal comes from Ubuntu developer Jo-Erlend Schin City on an Ubuntu mailing list. Schin City believes that the inclusion of Pipe Light , where Silverlight content can run in an NPAPI-compliant browser in Ubuntu 14:04 LTS can be. as a “killer feature” seen Currently Light Pipe must be manually installed.

The Pipe Light project relies on a modified version of the Windows emulator Wine and underlying Silverlight plug-in from Microsoft. This Silverlight 5.1 content can be opened in a browser NPAPI compatible, like Firefox. A Linux user can see for example Netflix content. Netflix uses Silverlight DRM as a platform for its video content.

The chance Pipe Light will turn actually Ubuntu 14:04 LTS is not very large. Thus, the necessary adjustments to Wine not yet included in the Wine 1.7 releases, which Ubuntu should make. An unofficial version with Also Pipe Light does not work in browsers that outdated NPAPI correct phasing like Chromium and Google Chrome. Further argue many open source developers for ignoring proprietary plug-ins like Flash and Silverlight, while more and more open alternatives advocated Microsoft as html5.

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