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[Bug 1563511] Re: Moonlight is dead but docs say to install it


You're most welcome.

I'm working through the Pipelight instructions for Silverlight. I have
it installed but not yet working in either Chromium or Firefox. As the
Pipelight instructions note, Silverlight is touchy. I probably wouldn't
care, except my city government has made the unfortunate choice to use
it, putting me at a distinct disadvantage in trying to access government
information. I made a polite comment to my councilman's office about why
the government should use open standards.

Pipelight/Silverlight takes some work, but instructions on how to make
it work is maybe the way Ubuntu should go in the future. It's not as
good as having a Free implementation of Silverlight, but since we no
longer have one, it's better than nothing.

Thanks again!

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  Moonlight is dead but docs say to install it

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Bug description:
  This page:


  recommends installing the Moonlight plug-in to view Silverlight

  The Moonlight web site states that Moonlight is no longer actively
  developed and recommends moving away from it as soon as possible, but
  mentions you might be able to make it work by compiling from source:


  The help docs should probably no longer recommend installing

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