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From Igor Costa <igorco...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: LCCS discontinued - infamous decision for Adobe clients
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:22:27 GMT
Sorry to interrupt the post on list. But if we're going to talk about only
in Adobe movements we will lose the focus of this list

Which I still remember is Flex project.

Please, let's keep focused.

Igor Costa

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM, sébastien Paturel

> Nicholas,
> "A few people have popped up talking about ways around that that usually
> involve external Java libraries."
> Would you have more precise infos to provide on that please? im
> interesting to know more.
> Jeff message was more open minded regarding open source then that.
> it says "To get the discussion started, here's some things I've looked at:
> Open Source.  We have looked at this as an option and it's simply not
> viable for a number of reasons.   There are dependancies on third party and
> Adobe code that are extremely difficult to separate out.   Some of this
> code runs other services at Adobe that will continue to operate."
> I read the following in another old thread: "and in any case the
> application has large ties with our controlling application server, that in
> turn has some ties with other Adobe services so it would need a lot of
> cleanup to make it work standalone anyway".
> So i see no reason why they would not accept to donate the AS3 client lib
> code to Apache.
> the issue is for server side code, but if theres only this part to rewrite
> its quite better than doing the whole from scratch.
> For FMS, wowza, Red5, i know it can be done but at what price in term of
> coding efforts?
> LCCS was great also because it was a high level component lib.
> Thanks
> Le 30/03/2012 17:03, Nicholas Kwiatkowski a écrit :
>  Sebastien,
>> Adobe has stated that they have no intentions in donating anything to do
>> with LCCS, and they are making no plans or efforts to open-source anything
>> to do with LCCS.  They feel that it was a hosted ("rented") service, and
>> they have no obligation to do it.  A few of us have already asked the
>> questions to Adobe, and they have repeated the same line.
>> There are workable solutions that you can build with other products --
>> FMS,
>> Wowza, Red5 -- for just about everything except for the screen sharing.  A
>> few people have popped up talking about ways around that that usually
>> involve external Java libraries.
>> Aside from writing your own client code -- installing a Red5 server in AWS
>> and having it serve your content there is actually cheaper than LCCS for
>> most cases.
>> -Nick
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM, sébastien Paturel
>> <sebpatu.flex@gmail.com>wrote:
>>  @All
>>> If Adobe is able to open source (at least a part of) LCCS lib like for
>>> example the client side AS3 components and the FMS server side code
>>> Is it a stupid idea to propose to add it to the apache flex? Maybe we
>>> could replace the FMS server side dependency with a blazeDS based server
>>> side (dont know at all if it makes sense)
>>> and thus combining LCCS client side AS3 components (open source by Adobe,
>>> dont think theres third party license issue for that part) with blazeDS
>>> server side, we could get powerfull real time features all opensourced in
>>> Apache. and no matter what happens to FMS in the future.
>>> Maybe im dreaming a bit, but what you thing of it?
>>> for example will blazeDS be donated to apache as a separated project or
>>> will it be included in Apache flex?
>>> because smaller project like this may not get a big enough community to
>>> be
>>> a full standalone apache project, but if its included in flex powerfull
>>> community it will help.
>>> @Giorgo
>>> sounds interresting but:
>>> What is your already complete solution?
>>> Where can we find infos about it?
>>> What server side technology is it based on? FMS?
>>> @Jitendra Jain
>>> Can you please provide the quote and source of such announcement?
>>> On my side i read that they will shut the service down december 31st,
>>> even
>>> for existing clients.
>>> And the third party license issues are expressed only as an issue about
>>> the option to open source LCCS, not as a reason to stop LCCS service.
>>> @gabriel
>>> Yes i already checked it. But tanks.
>>> I already sent an email to Jeff Stanier and am waiting for answer.
>>> The quote you provide is great but its not reassuring at all.
>>> Thing is they announce they will shutt all down with a fixed date, and
>>> then they try to find a smooth transition solution (which will take time
>>> to
>>> set up).
>>> A real professionnal timeline would be more to first search for a smooth
>>> transition, then announce the shut down date with the proper path to
>>> continue business for existing clients.
>>> After such a quote what should be my next move? Should i wait Adobe and
>>> Jeff to find a smooth solution but without knowing when this solution
>>> will
>>> be available, and even not knowing if it will never be available?
>>> During that wait the clock is ticking and theres only 9 month to set up a
>>> solution.
>>> Or should i start to take a lot of unpaid time to search and test any
>>> other alternative, to finally see Adobe coming with a convenient smooth
>>> solution 3 month later?
>>> @jain saurabh
>>> Red5 or wowza or other are more low level solutions, and before getting a
>>> perfectly working solution to replace high level components of LCCS it
>>> will
>>> take a lot of work only to get things work as before.
>>> Thanks All for you replies
>>> Le 30/03/2012 14:55, Jitendra Jain a écrit :
>>>  Adobe has already said that it is going to support already existing
>>>> clients
>>>> even after discontinuing. Moreover this decision, which they have taken
>>>> is
>>>> because of third party license issues.  It sounds more valid to me.
>>>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Gabriel De Repentigny<
>>>> gabriel.derepentigny@**bisonli**ne.com <http://bisonline.com><
>>>> gabriel.derepentigny@**bisonline.com<gabriel.derepentigny@bisonline.com>
>>>> >>
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>  What shoudl i do now when im a freelance and my clients app will stop
>>>>> running at the end of the year, and have no clear alternative?
>>>>>>  If you haven't seen it already, you may want to check the LCCS forum
>>>>> at
>>>>> Adobe. There are several threads where people are discussing LCCS
>>>>> alternatives and how to transition to them.
>>>>> Also, Jeff Stanier from Adobe has a thread on that topic here:
>>>>> http://forums.adobe.com/****message/4277140<http://forums.adobe.com/**message/4277140>
>>>>> <http://forums.**adobe.com/message/4277140<http://forums.adobe.com/message/4277140>
>>>>> >
>>>>> He even gives out his email address in case you want to contact him
>>>>> directly and discuss your concerns (though I've no idea if that'll do
>>>>> any
>>>>> good). Perhaps the most encouraging part of the thread is where he
>>>>> says:
>>>>> "I hear you and Adobe hears you and we are taking a look at some other
>>>>> possible options to ease your transition from LCCS. This research will
>>>>> take
>>>>> some time but we will work as quickly as possible."
>>>>> For your sake, hopefully that means they'll find a way to either
>>>>> transfer
>>>>> most of the LCCS technology to someone else to run it or else donate
>>>>> to
>>>>> the community.

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