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From "David Arno" <da...@davidarno.org>
Subject RE: Flex -> HTML, Linux and time to say goodbye?
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:22:01 GMT
> From: Jeffry Houser [mailto:jeffry@dot-com-it.com] 
> Sent: 27 February 2012 13:37
>
> That is inaccurate.  It'll be supported in Chrome; and if other browsers
implement the new plugin API; those can be supported to.
Is that true? Have Google said that they will make the plugin available as a
stand-alone download? Everything I've read suggests it will be built into
the Chrome download and update installers. And what chance other browsers
supporting the new API? Didn't Firefox help develop it and then drop it? The
available evidence seems to suggest that no other browser will implement it.


>> For people whose business is
>> selling Flex apps to Linux users, this is of course very bad news.
>  Do such people exist?
They do, but I'm starting to suspect I'm the only such person.

> Because people have no faith in Adobe; and want Flex to outlive a
dependency on a proprietary runtime.
OK, let me ask the question another way. If you see HTML5 as the future, why
do you think it a good idea to put your efforts into porting a badly coded,
difficult to test, framework over to something that can target JavaScript
(JS), rather than either adopting an existing JS framework, or starting an
initiative to build a JS-based framework? Maybe it's time we all said
goodbye to Flex and put our creative skills into developing something more
future-proof?

David.


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