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Adobe dropping support for Flash Player

Post by danpaul88 » November 9th, 2011, 5:59 am

It looks like even Adobe are beginning to ditch Flash in favour of HTML5...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15648899
The report said the firm would now focus on the alternative HTML5 technology and its own AIR product.
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Re: Adobe dropping support for Flash Player

Post by dog02 » November 9th, 2011, 9:00 am

Thank God. Now I can write websites with out needing other unessary plugins or modules added to the apache server.

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Re: Adobe dropping support for Flash Player

Post by fl00d3d » November 9th, 2011, 12:59 pm

I'm all for it. I wonder how long it will take for HTML5 to surpass Flash, though.
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Re: Adobe dropping support for Flash Player

Post by Nightma12 » November 10th, 2011, 8:48 am

I'm shocked....
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Re: Adobe dropping support for Flash Player

Post by fl00d3d » November 10th, 2011, 3:46 pm

Note that the article was written about development for mobile devices. I'm not sure this is a generalized thing - but even if it is, I can't imagine desktop flash will disappear any time soon. Way too much time and money put into it to just abandon it for "a new and improved technology". This will take time to work its way through the market.
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Re: Adobe dropping support for Flash Player

Post by danpaul88 » November 12th, 2011, 8:59 am

AIR is, as far as I know, a desktop product, which would seem to suggest this might have ramifications for the desktop market too. Whilst I doubt flash is going to vanish overnight it makes little sense for Adobe to develop two completely separate platforms for desktop and mobile when the mobile platform (HTML5) works equally well on the desktop.
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