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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: [Forward]To Adobe Leaderships - A very bold and crazy proposal about AS4 and Swift
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:31:40 GMT
Andrei,

There was a lengthy discussion at the 360|Flex conference a few weeks ago
about Adobe open-sourcing the player.  It won't happen.

The Flash Player is essentially the Red Tamerian project (open source)
https://code.google.com/p/redtamarin/ with a whole slew of properiety,
licensed codecs, tools and other addins.  Things like video playback, text
rendering, etc. are all things that Adobe has licensed from others that
would prevent them from open-sourcing the player itself.  They've already
open-sourced the VM.

-Nick


On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Me.Com <andrei@leapingbytes.net> wrote:

> I hate people who write opinionated articles without bothering to learn
> anything about the subject. Looks like Matt Baxter-Reynolds is one of them.
> But then… I can not remember when I read anything really good at zdnet… so
> it all fit together.
>
> Back to original idea - my only question is why bother?  Personally I
> think the only thing we (flash developers) should be asking for - is for
> Adobe to open source the player. As of now - player is the weakest link and
> the one which is beyond the rich of open source community.
>
> Just my $0.02
>
> --
> Me.Com
> Sent with Airmail
>
> On June 3, 2014 at 16:19:07 , Erik de Bruin (erik@ixsoftware.nl) wrote:
>
> >
> > > May I ask why you said "Technologically no"?
> > >
> >
> > Because Swift sucks
> > <
> >
> http://www.zdnet.com/apples-new-swift-development-language-highlights-the-companys-worst-side-7000030150/
> > >
>
>
> This is not a forum to aid in the spreading of FUD. All this guy has to say
> about Swift is that it sucks because it doesn't allow you to develop
> Android apps... If a tool sucks because it doesn't support each and every
> fragmented mobile OS out there, it seems to me they all suck.
>
> EdB
>
>
>
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