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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: future of flash (yes, that old chestnut again)
Date Wed, 15 May 2013 04:45:22 GMT

On 5/14/13 9:40 PM, "Vikram Shityalkar" <vikram@raykor.com> wrote:

> Hi Alex,
>      Below highlighted words produced excitement into me. Is there any
> location where I can find the draft or roadmap or anything like that for
> this new feature.
> Thanks,
> Vikram Shityalkar
> Raykor <http://www.raykor.com> || Take look at inEdit
> <http://www.ineditdemo.com:8080>
> On 15/05/2013 12:59 AM, Alex Harui wrote:
>> The relevant documents are:
>> [1] http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplatform/whitepapers/roadmap.html
>> [2] http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/whitepapers/roadmap.html
>> It is [2] that mentions "five years".
>> But realize that, to the best of my knowledge, there is no code that will
>> cause Flash to stop working after some day about 4 years from now.  To do so
>> would "break the web" and neither Adobe nor the major desktop/laptop OS
>> vendors are interested in doing that.  It is just that Adobe is not
>> committing to new versions or taking support calls after that date.  Also,
>> IMO, if something happens that gives Adobe a reason to extend that date,
>> they probably would, but I don't really know what that would be.
>> Meanwhile, Apache Flex is doing the best it can to make sure that Flex has
>> fewer bugs, supports more locales, etc.And some of us are even looking
>> into a next generation of Flex that will let you use MXML and ActionScript
>> to create apps that run in a browser or on mobile devices without Flash/AIR
>> so you don't have be quite so concerned about this "five year" commitment.
>> On 5/14/13 11:12 AM, "Lee Burrows" <subscriptions@leeburrows.com> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I seem to remember that Adobe committed to supporting Flash Player and
>>> AIR for 5 years - during, or shortly after, the Flex Community Summit
>>> (of Dec 11).
>>> Is that right, or did i imagine it? - i cant find any reference to it on
>>> adobe.com

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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