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From Chris Martin <windo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: State of Flex?
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:26:11 GMT
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.


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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