Silverlight 1.0 RC1 is Here!

Silverlight 1.0 RC1 is Here!

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As indicated in a previous post, we're homing in on the launch of Silverlight 1.0, and today marks another milestone with the launch of the first release candidate. Since the beta we released at MIX, we've fixed approximately 2000 bugs and work items and we're now feature complete with the final JavaScript-based API. This version of the runtime is vastly more stable than the beta release: our stress test runs show improvements of two or three orders of magnitude in many cases, and the product demonstrates the polish one might expect from a near-final release.

Along with the 1.0 RC1 release, we've also refreshed the 1.1 bits. We've not exposed any significant changes in the .NET extensions, but the 1.1 "alpha refresh" includes the same core runtime as 1.0 RC1. A note on installation: if you have the beta release on your machine, there's no need to uninstall - simply run the RC1 installer and it will overwrite the existing binaries on your machine.

Here's the runtime itself:

Some tools for building Silverlight applications:

Inevitably (given that this release isn't 100% compatible with the previous one, particularly as regards the object activation model), a lot of the samples out there today are broken. We've worked with a few folk that we know to help them prepare for this release, but if you have a Silverlight sample or site out there today based on the existing beta release, you'll want to pick up the new silverlight.js and work through the breaking changes to move your site up to the new release. We won't break you again, we promise!

  • Tim Sneath's blog post here does a great job of providing details and all the links necessary to

  • >>but if you have a Silverlight sample or site out there today based >>on the existing beta release, you'll want to pick up the new >>silverlight.js and work through the breaking changes to move your >>site up to the new release

    Does this apply to the sites running 1.1? Do I have to update silvelight.js to make sure that it works with the 1.1 Refresh?

    Thank you

  • Silverlight 1.0 RC1 is Here! Since the beta we released at MIX, we've fixed approximately 2000 bugs...

  • Tim Sneath さんのブログで Silverlight のリリースについて書かれています。 Silverlight 1.0 RC1 のインストール方法は、既存のファイルを上書きし て頂くだけで、変更されるようです。 Beta版からの変更は、2000になるようでかなり良くなっているようです。 同様に Silverlight 1.1 Alphaも修正されているようで、こちらも新しい ...

  • I'm super-excited about Silverlight because its going to take out Flash in 2-3 years. MS rules!

  • Great news Tim!

    Thanks for the links.

  • So where is the new silverlight.js; in the SDK?

    Best Regards,

    Richard J. Rothery Jr.

    r.rothery@fdesign.fr

  • Good Progress and thanks for keeping us up to date!  Very exciting technology.

  • First Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 bits go live and.now Silverlight (both 1.0 RC1 and a 1.1 refresh). Looks

  • Tim -

    What is the policy from here forward on Silverlight back compat?

    I am one of the folks with a dead site as of last night.  Will RC1 sites be supported by the Silverlight runtime when v1.0, v2.0 and v3.0 ship?  

    I like Silverlight a lot, but it was a rude surprise to have my site no longer visible at all after updating to the new runtime.

    - John Noss

  • Though I managed to sneak away for some vacation time this week, it's clearly been a busy time for the

  • Back home after two weeks in Sicily / VS2008 Beta 2 and Silverlight 1.0 RC1

  • there is not only Visual Studio 2008 in pipline. Also Silverlight 1.0 is Release Candiate, Expression

  • It looks like Microsoft has been busy lately as not only do we have a new beta of Visual Studio 2008

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