>I have a short talk for EclipseCon 2009 discussing the various XML related tools in various eclipse projects. I was going to take a look at the Eclipse Tools for Microsoft Silverlight project code and proposal, capture some screen shots, and take it for a spin. Unfortunately, it only works on Windows.
Since it was eclipse based, and Novel is working with Microsoft on the Moonlight project to bring Silverlight to Linux, I figured it would at least not toss errors. The errors I see are in the way of OS checks for preferences. It looks like it is currently only for Microsoft Windows, which in some ways defeats the purpose of having an eclipse based version in my opinion. One of the big advantages for eclipse over Visual Studio is that it’s not locked into one particular platform to run. The project proposal does state that one of the goals is to have it run on non Microsoft operating systems, so I’ll be keeping an eye on it. Hopefully, closer work with the Mono project and Novell can be done over the next year to help make this a reality.
If the maintainers of the project would like me to include some screen shots within my presentation, please feel free to drop me a note. I promise to be kind. You can usually find me on #eclipse or leave a comment here.