Scott, Scott and Tim were among the first to blog about today’s big news – Miguel de Icaza’s announcement that Moonlight 1.0 is live! It’s a pretty impressive achievement, which I hope to write more about once I have installed and played with it myself.
I thought this was a massive ‘discovery’. Photosynth previously had a custom viewer install that only ran on Windows… and now it’s on Linux?!
Turns out ScottGu did ‘announce’ this, back in January (don’t know how I missed it)
CNN and MSNBC are both launching Photosynth viewers that will … combine pictures … to create an interactive Photosynth experience of the event using Silverlight’s built-in DeepZoom feature to deliver an amazing 3D viewing of it.
Check out the difference between the plug-in version (view synth):
and the Silverlight version (view synth and object tag):
Very similar – all the Silverlight version is missing is the ‘control point cloud’ that you see holding down
Ctrl in the embedded viewer. more here