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From Arnoud Bos <arn...@artim-interactive.nl>
Subject Re: Can Adobe kill Apache Flex
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:21:03 GMT

Ok sorry, i stand correct and was obviously out of line.
Thank you for clearing that up. Next time i'll investigate better before 
posting nonsense on the list.


> I think I've explained this on the list already.  The Flash Player has
> multiple version numbers, making for a lot of confusion.  The numbers are:
> 
> 1) The public version of the player
> 2) The SWF version number in the SWF
> 3) The SWF File Format spec.
> 
> These numbers are no longer kept in sync.  FlashPlayer 11.1 (public version)
> handles SWF version 13 or lower, and all SWF files conform to SWF File
> Format 10.
> 
> There have been no changes to the SWF file format since player 10.  There
> have been changes to the API forcing new SWF version numbers, and we choose
> public versions based on some marketing/business logic.
> 
> So, everything you need is really out there.
> 
> And according to Dave McAllister, Adobe's Director of Open Source and
> Standards: "...there is already a fairly decent SWF player clone, called
> lightspark.
> http://lightspark.github.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightspark
> 
> But really, now is not the time to be trying to develop or target an open
> source player.
> 
> -- 
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
> 

Met vriendelijke groet,

Arnoud Bos
Artim interactive

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