Microsoft rolls out Silverlight maintenance release

The third update to Redmond's answer to Flash addresses several bugs within the platform.

The technology is still not seeing widespread use outside of Microsoft's own sites, but that is not stopping Microsoft from pressing forward with Silverlight. The company is simultaneously working on the second major version as well.

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Silverlight 2 will focus on enabling Rich Internet Application development, which includes built in-controls, and will include a built-in version of the .NET framework allowing for more scripting-intensive uses.

However for the typical everyday user, there still is the first version of Silverlight. And like the first generation of every other technology, there remain quite a few bugs to be fixed.

Microsoft says it focused on common customer-reported issues in this release. One of the fixes addresses issues with audi on nForce 4 motherboards, while another issue with font support on Mac OS X Leopard has been remedied.

New features have been added as well in this release. Those include support for custom parameters in ASX playlists, as well as improvements in multi-language support during installation and update.

The new version should show up as 1.0.30401.0 when installed on computers, Microsoft said.

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