The innovative minds over at Identity Mine have release a beta of Desklighter, their utility as part of their Blendables product family to create Silverlight applications that run outside of the browser.
"Desklighter is a windows utility that will create a “Desklight” from Silverlight xap file. The Desklight is a standalone exe application that renders Silverlight content that is easily portable and accessible. With Desklighter, you can share your Silverlight applications without having to worry about the hosting infrastructure. Distribute your Silverlight content whenever and wherever you need it. The possibilities are endless."
This concept creates a lot of very interesting possibilities, especially in the area of disconnected applications. Back when I saw how the New York Time created a special host on the Mac for their Silverlight based Times Reader, I really started to think about the potential.
With all of this comes many questions about functionality, so I'm curious to see how things work.
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