Sunday, July 25, 2010

Applications that need the .Net framework on Linux

The Genting web site gave some challenges to book their shows. It was directing Firefox to install Silverlight (a MS Windows based programme). On Linux, this is done via the Moonlight package. Here are things I tried on Kubuntu 9.10 using Firefox version 3.5.9

1. Installed via the terminal
sudo apt-get install moonlight-plugin-mozilla

Still cant work...maybe its Mono 1.0?

2. Installed the Mono 2.0 via URL http://go-mono.com/moonlight/download.aspx
Still cant work!

3. Installed the prerelease Mono version 3 via the URL http://go-mono.com/moonlight/prerelease.aspx
The size was 13.2Mb
Still cant work! Firefox keep closing (crash) each time I click on that page.

I am sending rwgenting a feedback.

Those websites who choose to use the .Net framework keeps most Linux users away from their services. Unless there are plans to get these fixed. If anyone have gone to rwgenting to do booking of shows on a Linux machine and it works, do let me know how it can be done.

2 comments:

msian_tux_lover said...

Get your latest Mono from this site, http://www.go-mono.com/mono-downloads/download.html. The Ubuntu package thats comes with the "default" repo maybe faulty.

Or you would like somethng more "Enterprise"-ready, create a Novell account and download the 60-day eval SUSE Linux Enterprise Mono Extension http://www.novell.com/products/mono/. However it comes in RPM only.

You can keep using after 60 days but you will not have support.

aidareza said...

Happy belated birthday to Matilda. Best wishes for me, Reza and Sarah. Take care.