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From Subscriptions <subscripti...@leeburrows.com>
Subject Re: State of Flex?
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:40:15 GMT
Re #1, ive built a few internal flash/flex apps for UK corps; i've never 
come across a corp that doesnt give its users Flash Player, but they 
always seem to ignore updates so have old versions installed (eg: 10.1 
if youre lucky).

Lee Burrows
ActionScripter

On 07/11/2014 17:26, Chris Martin wrote:
> For #1, our flagship product uses Flex for it's main user interface. We
> also do a fair bit of dashboard development which also runs as a swf. We
> have not run into the issue of Flash Player being disabled so far for
> security reasons.  Or at least by the time it gets to me, it's just
> understood as the requirement. If anything, we've had more HTML5 browser
> compatibility issues including where users use a browser that does not
> support HTML5. We just simply try to keep our customer base running at
> least above 10.1.
>
> Chris
>
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 6:55 PM, Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com> wrote:
>
>> On 11/6/2014 6:16 PM, DavidM wrote:
>>
>>> 1) Are folks seeing any situations where corporations are disabling Flash
>>> plugins (e.g. out of concern for security issues) ?
>>>
>>   I have not come across that situation with any of my clients
>>
>>   2) We have read that certain browsers (e.g. IE 10) have prevented users
>>> from
>>> upgrading Flash. Is this correct? If so, what is the minimal recommended
>>> Flash Player version (our last release targeted 11.3) ?
>>>
>>   I am unsure on this one.
>>
>>   Chrome integrates with Flash using the Pepper API which is a new plugin
>> architecture.  As such, I do not believe the user can upgrade the version;
>> it has to come from Google.
>>
>>   I believe that the "IE Metro" version does not allow for plugins, but it
>> has flash built in, so is "plugin free".  Any updates to this have to come
>> from Microsoft.  The desktop version of IE supports plugins as usual.
>>
>>
>> [Others answered question 3and 4 better than I would have]
>>
>>
>>> 5) Are we insane to be thinking about building a new application in Flex
>>> today?
>>>
>>    It sounds like you are in the sweet spot where Flex still makes sense.
>> You don't care about running in mobile browsers; and have a lot of in-house
>> skill on the platform.  I'd say go for it.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jeffry Houser
>> Technical Entrepreneur
>> http://www.jeffryhouser.com
>> 203-379-0773
>>
>>


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