[Ironpython-users] WP7 & Silverlight Support in IronPython

Jimmy Schementi jschementi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 03:17:12 CEST 2012

Didn't finish a sentence, updated below:

On Monday, July 2, 2012, Jimmy Schementi wrote:

> I'd only support the latest released version of Silverlight, as if someone
> really needs to support an older version of Silverlight (some internal app,
> for example), they can use older versions of IronPython. So I'd vote for
> only SL5 at this point.
> There are tests for SL in Hosts/Silverlight
> ~js
> On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Jeff Hardy wrote:
>> Throwing some thoughts out there on future platform support:
>> Given that Windows Phone 7 is basically dead in the water at this
>> point, it doesn't seem worth it to support it. I'm going to remove the
>> existing WP7 binaries, which don't work anyway, from 2.7.3. If anyone
>> is interested in supporting it I'll certainly consider patches, but I
>> won't be adding it back to the distributions without a fully committed
>> maintainer.
>> Silverlight is also basically dead, but still has some users, so I
>> have no intention of removing it yet. However, I would like to know if
>> Silverlight 4 is still required - I'll leave it in for 2.7.3, but I'd
>> like to remove it in 2.7.4, if Silverlight 4 has mostly been replaced
>> by SL 5. That said, I would like someone to take over maintaining
>> Silverlight; there really isn't any testing of it, so I'm basically
>> taking it on faith that it still works, and I don't like that. If no
>> one is willing to maintain it, I'm going to consider removing it
>> entirely from 2.7.5.
>> None of this is set in stone. I just want to get some discussion going.
>> - Jeff
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> --
> ~Jimmy

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