Miguel de Icaza, Open Source developer of Mono, has turned his attention to working with Silverlight on Linux. Miguel and his team worked 21 straight days to build a demo of Silverlight on Linux for the Mix07 Paris show going on now in the city of lights.
Miguel's team did an outstanding job. He has a day by day review of what they did and how they did it on his blog. This quote from Miguel, an Open Source and Linux developer, summed it up for me;
Needless to say, we believe that Silverlight is a fantastic development platform, and its .NET-based version is incredibly interesting and as Linux/Unix users we wanted to both get access to content produced with it and to use Linux as our developer platform for Silverlight-powered web sites.
Miguel and his team built a Silverlight Airlines demo that shows how you can make an airline reservation, put it in your calendar, and see the flight path on a world map. It lets you compare flights and make changes. You would have to see it to understand the power and flexibility of the application and how Silverlight makes it easy and beautiful.
The Mix show, first seen in Las Vegas, is traveling the world. Today there are Mix sessions in Paris and Silicon Valley, and more planned over the next several months.