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From Haykel BEN JEMIA <hayke...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache Flex suggestion - dumping SWF support in favor of HTML5 - listen to Steve
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 10:44:38 GMT
How can we dump support for a technology in favor of another that is
inferior? I think everybody knows that HTML5 will not reach Flash in its
features in the next couple of years, and should it ever happen (will it
ever?), I can imagine the following things happening:

   - Flash will have evolved to have new features that HTML5 does not have
   - HTML5 (and JavaScript) will not be as stable and lightweight as they
   are now
   - The buzz around HTML5 will be gone and people will become objective
   again in choosing the right technology for their projects

Personally I think it is not yet the right time to decide if Flex should
support HTML/JavaScript, instead we should concentrate on making (or
keeping) it the best technology for developing enterprise applications for
multiple devices.


On 5 February 2012 03:00, Stephane Beladaci <adobeflexengineer@gmail.com>wrote:

> This post is a brillant example of Apple's brain washing power! If you
> listen to Steve Jobs then you contribute to the spreading of a disease
> that will do nothing but cripple the industry. Apple does not push
> HTML5 because it is better, they push it because it does not exists
> and can easily be patented and crippled (see W3C public statement
> saying it is very sad when they have to go after one of their own
> member for patent abuse, see also HTML5 bugs related to audio / video
> in Safari marked "not to be fixed" by executive order, that is Apple
> execs ordering Safari engineers not to fix audio/video bug with HTML5
> on Safari to protect iOS.
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM, Cem Samira
> <cem.1985.samira@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > What use is there in supporting a technical very doubtable SWF format
> > compared to the JavaScript VM? With Flash being such a CPU hog, we'd all
> be
> > glad to get rid of an outdated technology in favor of the future proof
> > JavaScript VM.
> >
> > As Steve Jobs said: "Sometimes people call us crazy when we get rid of
> > things like the floppy disk on the original iMac ... But sometimes you
> just
> > have to pick the right technology ... Flash is waning ... HTML5 is on the
> > ascendency".
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPb9eRNyIrQ&noredirect=1
> >
> > The whole discussion here is centered around proprietary Adobe
> technology,
> > and soon Apache will feel like an extension of the Adobe marketing.
> >
> > I don't see any value in Apache becoming involved with an out-dated
> > technology, and building a large community around a single vendor
> runtime.
> > This project is  doomed, when you only focus on releasing another Flex
> 4.6+
> > version supporting Flash Player.
> >
> > So get a team together, and start working on HTML5 support for Flex,
> > anything else will just bring us more frustration with the A* company.
> >
> > - Cem

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