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From Gordon Smith <gosm...@adobe.com>
Subject RE: will ever adobe give the flashplayer to the opensource comunity
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 18:31:27 GMT
Yes, concurrency is coming ASAP.

Gordon Smith, Adobe

-----Original Message-----
From: Jarosław Szczepankiewicz [mailto:jszczepankiewicz@gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 11:46 PM
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: will ever adobe give the flashplayer to the opensource comunity

it will materialize for sure (the question is when) if they want to "invest in gaming", currently
even low end machines have at least two physical cores. But I am afraid that the api given
to the user will be not comparable to what we call worker i.e. in java. I speculate but in
order to not complicate AVM internal synchronization they probably will use workers in form
something of swfloader (from flex). Separate swf with passed variables (by values), without
access to some shared memory (stage, display list, arrays etc.), returning some new objects?.
Something more comparable to modern languages with multhtreading will complicate the internals
of AVM, and adobe can not afford making the AVM not backward compatible at this moment. But
that only my speculations.

2012/2/6 Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicholas@spoon.as>:
> Multithreading (actually, it is a psudo-thread using child workers) 
> was talked about publicly at MAX a few months ago.  They have not 
> committed to anything, but they did state that they have it on their current roadmap.
>  To us, that means that we may see it in a future release of the FP 
> (hopefully sooner than later), but it may never materialize.
>
> -Nick
>
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM, Stephane Beladaci < 
> adobeflexengineer@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Agreed, I do not believe we need Flash Player to be opened source to 
>> do great stuff with Apache Flex, as I think you mentioned before Alex 
>> the cost for Flex is now 0 since the community will be developing so 
>> even with the Flash Player as it is we should be able to keep pushing 
>> Flex further than Adobe did since there is no commercial agenda 
>> anymore. Adobe will probably also improved the Flash Player as part 
>> of their own agenda and use, is multi threading still on the map for this year?
>>
>> > On 2/4/12 5:24 PM, "Stephane Beladaci" 
>> > <adobeflexengineer@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > OK, that's enough speculation for now.  Let's move on.  I will 
>> > probably
>> ask
>> > my management chain every year on the anniversary of Apache Flex's 
>> > acceptance into the incubator if this is the year we will open source it.
>> > Last time I asked, the answer was not "never".
>> >
>> > But for now, this podling has to assume there won't be any 
>> > improvements
>> in
>> > the flash player and make the best of what we have now.  And I am 
>> > still convinced that what we have now is capable of really impressive stuff.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Alex Harui
>> > Flex SDK Team
>> > Adobe Systems, Inc.
>> > http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
>> >
>>
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