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From "Skogen, Espen" <espen.sko...@jpmorgan.com>
Subject RE: Flex -> HTML, Linux and time to say goodbye?
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:48:44 GMT
That's not true - You are free to specify the location of the RSL's when you compile your application.
The player will fall back on Adobe's rsl's if it cannot find them, but that's neither here
nor there. You can recompile as much as you like as long as you have the SDK available to
link against - Nothing adobe can do would be able to stop you from recompiling the app or
indeed launching it, unless you've explicitely opted for not providing your own rsl's (Which
in my mind would be foolish - Why introduce a dependency on infrastructure which you don't
control ?!)


Further, if you use the RSL's rather than the signed RSL's, they will continue to live on.

Lot's of misunderstandings around this stuff here, I understand.

E



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-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Pride [mailto:danielpride@yahoo.com] 
Sent: 27 February 2012 14:45
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org; jeffry@dot-com-it.com
Subject: Re: Flex -> HTML, Linux and time to say goodbye?

Everything you have written in Flex to date, unless you specifically selected to compile the
RSL's into your code, could just stop working if somebody at adobe got their pants into a
twist and pulled the plug on the server.
Your apps would all stop working at once, or the next time your cache cleared. Worse, you
would not at that point be able to recompile to correct the problem. 

Dan Pride

--- On Mon, 2/27/12, Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com> wrote:

> From: Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com>
> Subject: Re: Flex -> HTML, Linux and time to say goodbye?
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Date: Monday, February 27, 2012, 9:38 AM
> 
>   I'm speaking a bit "ignorantly" here.. but...
> 
>   Really the only RSLs that are "Dead" are the ones signed by Adobe 
> and cached across domains by the Flash Player.  You can still use RSLs 
> on your own domain (and the will even be cached), right?
> 
>   And even if the Adobe server/cached RSLs are not able to be loaded 
> for whatever reason, won't the Flash Player fall back on the "local" 
> RSLs which we distribute in the same directory of our Flex 
> application?
> 
>   Or have I greatly misunderstood the technology?
> 
> On 2/27/2012 9:31 AM, Nicholas Kwiatkowski wrote:
> > RSLs are dead anyway for anything>  Flex
> 4.6.   I'd start looking around
> > them today anyway.
> >
> > -Nick
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Dan Pride<danielpride@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >>> Because people have no faith in Adobe...
> >> What scares the bejesus out of me is when I
> remember what happened to all
> >>   Flashbuilder beta apps a couple of
> years back.
> >>
> >> Is my phone going to suddenly go nuts with clients
> who's apps
> >> simultaneously stopped working cause somebody at
> adobe to into a twist and
> >> pulled the server?
> >>
> >> Seriously considering avoiding RSL's for the
> immediate future,,,
> >>
> >> Dan Pride
> >>
> >> --- On Mon, 2/27/12, Jeffry Houser<jeffry@dot-com-it.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> From: Jeffry Houser<jeffry@dot-com-it.com>
> >>> Subject: Re: Flex ->  HTML, Linux and
> time to say goodbye?
> >>> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> >>> Date: Monday, February 27, 2012, 8:36 AM On 2/27/2012 8:02 AM, 
> >>> David Arno
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> As I'm sure most of you know, Adobe
> announced last
> >>> Wednesday that they were
> >>>> dumping their support for Flash on Linux.
> >>>   That is inaccurate.
> It'll be supported in Chrome; and
> >>> if other browsers implement the new plugin API;
> those can be
> >>> supported to.
> >>>
> >>>> For people whose business is
> >>>> selling Flex apps to Linux users, this is
> of course
> >>> very bad news.
> >>>   Do such people exist?
> >>>
> >>>> The future of the Flash player for Windows
> and Mac
> >>> seems as assured as
> >>>> everything can be when dealing with
> proprietary
> >>> systems. Likewise with Flex
> >>>> on AIR for iOS and Android. So what benefit
> would there
> >>> be in developing
> >>>> HTML5 targets for these OS's?
> >>>   Because people have no faith
> in Adobe; and want Flex to
> >>> outlive a dependency on a proprietary runtime.
> >>>
> >>> -- Jeffry Houser
> >>> Technical Entrepreneur
> >>> 203-379-0773
> >>> --
> >>> http://www.flextras.com?c=104
> >>> UI Flex Components: Tested! Supported! Ready!
> >>> --
> >>> http://www.theflexshow.com
> >>> http://www.jeffryhouser.com
> >>> http://www.asktheflexpert.com
> >>> --
> >>> Part of the DotComIt Brain Trust
> >>>
> >>>
> 
> 
> --
> Jeffry Houser
> Technical Entrepreneur
> 203-379-0773
> --
> http://www.flextras.com?c=104
> UI Flex Components: Tested! Supported! Ready!
> --
> http://www.theflexshow.com
> http://www.jeffryhouser.com
> http://www.asktheflexpert.com
> --
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> 
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