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From Cem Samira <>
Subject Apache Flex suggestion - dumping SWF support in favor of HTML5 - listen to Steve
Date Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:14:13 GMT
What use is there in supporting a technical very doubtable SWF format
compared to the JavaScript VM? With Flash being such a CPU hog, we'd all be
glad to get rid of an outdated technology in favor of the future proof
JavaScript VM.

As Steve Jobs said: "Sometimes people call us crazy when we get rid of
things like the floppy disk on the original iMac ... But sometimes you just
have to pick the right technology ... Flash is waning ... HTML5 is on the

The whole discussion here is centered around proprietary Adobe technology,
and soon Apache will feel like an extension of the Adobe marketing.

I don't see any value in Apache becoming involved with an out-dated
technology, and building a large community around a single vendor runtime.
This project is  doomed, when you only focus on releasing another Flex 4.6+
version supporting Flash Player.

So get a team together, and start working on HTML5 support for Flex,
anything else will just bring us more frustration with the A* company.

- Cem

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