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WARNING: The moon plugin isn't fully functional yet. Not all pages with Silverlight will work correctly and some will force Firefox to die. Still looks pretty though.
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Moonlight is a open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight runtime. It is currently in testing and shall hopefully be released later in the year. Moonlight currently still needs the mono and olive packages built from svn to create a working plugin.
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Moonlight is a free and open source implementation of [http://silverlight.net/ Silverlight], primarily for Linux and other Unix/X11 based operating systems. Moonlight 1.0 was released on January 20 2009 and Moonlight 2 was released on December 17, 2009.
  
=Installing Moonlight=
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== Installation ==
Moonlight needs to be built from AUR, this will either mean downloading each of the packages separately or downloading and installing a program such as yaourt which can get them for you.
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==Manual Install==
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The four packages needed are mono-svn, monodocer-svn, olive-svn and moon-svn.
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[http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=13232&O=0&L=0&C=0&K=mono&SB=n&SO=a&PP=25&do_MyPackages=0&do_Orphans=0&SeB=nd mono-svn]
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=== Mozilla Firefox ===  
[http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=13234&O=0&L=0&C=0&K=mono&SB=n&SO=a&PP=25&do_MyPackages=0&do_Orphans=0&SeB=nd monodocer-svn]
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There are two options for installing Moonlight in Firefox.
[http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=13233&O=0&L=0&C=0&K=olive&SB=n&SO=a&PP=25&do_MyPackages=0&do_Orphans=0&SeB=nd olive-svn]
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[http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=13235&O=0&L=0&C=0&K=moon-svn&SB=n&SO=a&PP=25&do_MyPackages=0&do_Orphans=0&SeB=nd moon-svn]
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The install procedure for all four packages is the same, untar the tarball, then as root run
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'''Option 1''': Go to the [http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/download.aspx download page] of the Moonlight website and download and install the ''xpi'' file.
makepkg -i
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from within the newly created folder.
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'''Option 2''': Install the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52929 firefox-moonlight] package from [[AUR]].
==Yaourt==
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Follow the above procedure for downloading [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=5863&O=0&L=0&C=0&K=yaourt&SB=n&SO=a&PP=25&do_MyPackages=0&do_Orphans=0&SeB=nd yaourt] and then download moon with
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=== Google Chrome ===
#yaourt mono-svn monodocer-svn olive-svn moon-svn
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Installing extensions from outside the [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/home Chrome Web Store] is a hidden option in newer versions of Chrome.
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# Download the [http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/download.aspx Moonlight package] for Chrome.
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# Make sure no page is currently opened inside Chrome that is trying to load Silverlight/Moonlight.
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# Go to the extensions page.
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# Enable 'Developer mode' (top right).
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# Now drag and drop the extension file you downloaded in step 1 to the extensions page.
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# You can now turn off developer mode if you wish.
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== Resources ==
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* [http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight Moonlight Project]
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* [http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/ Get Moonlight]

Revision as of 04:31, 3 December 2012


Moonlight is a free and open source implementation of Silverlight, primarily for Linux and other Unix/X11 based operating systems. Moonlight 1.0 was released on January 20 2009 and Moonlight 2 was released on December 17, 2009.

Installation

Mozilla Firefox

There are two options for installing Moonlight in Firefox.

Option 1: Go to the download page of the Moonlight website and download and install the xpi file.

Option 2: Install the firefox-moonlight package from AUR.

Google Chrome

Installing extensions from outside the Chrome Web Store is a hidden option in newer versions of Chrome.

  1. Download the Moonlight package for Chrome.
  2. Make sure no page is currently opened inside Chrome that is trying to load Silverlight/Moonlight.
  3. Go to the extensions page.
  4. Enable 'Developer mode' (top right).
  5. Now drag and drop the extension file you downloaded in step 1 to the extensions page.
  6. You can now turn off developer mode if you wish.

Resources