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From Stephane Beladaci <adobeflexengin...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Petition: Flash Catalyst must survive
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:19:47 GMT
I would not give too much credit to Microsoft pulling the plug on
Silverlight... Around February 20010 they joined forces with Apple in
order to kill Flash, at that point they said plugin is dead, Flash is
dead and viva HTML.Then came a new version of Silverlight, at which
point they went public and said HTML5 does not cut it, plugin is still
the way to go, then 3 months later they go over the whole cycle again.

So yes Microsoft said plugin is dead when convenient (remember their
goal is to kill Flash ever since Macromedia refused several more
billion from Microsoft than Adobe ended up spending) but it does not
mean Silverlight is dead, they announced the last release as an
alternative to Flash right after Adobe dumped it on mobile.


On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 3:09 PM, Rick Winscot <rick.winscot@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jeffry,
>
> I participated in the mono-touch and mono-droid betas... Moonlight - will run Silverlight
content on Android and at one point Microsoft had announced iOS support. What the status of
those projects are now with Microsoft pulling the plug on Silverlight... who knows.
>
> --
> Rick Winscot
>
>
> On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Jeffry Houser wrote:
>
>> On 1/10/2012 2:48 PM, Doug McCune wrote:
>> > When was the last time you saw a company move away
>> > from Flex to Silverlight or JavaFX? Or make a decision to start a new
>> > project using Silverlight or JavaFX instead of Flex?
>> >
>>
>>
>> In early 2011 a client chose Silverlight for one of their projects. I
>> was not involved in the decision; but I got to see some political
>> wrangling afterwards. One side was saying "This should have been built
>> in HTML5" and the other side saying "This should have been built in
>> Flash/Flex."
>>
>> I was told that the reason Silverlight was chosen was because it would
>> allow them to easily port to Android and iOS. I asked for details, but
>> was unable to get any specifics. Ss there a way to use Silverlight to
>> build iOS/Android apps? Does Mono allow that?
>>
>>
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