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From Hordur Thordarson <hor...@lausn.is>
Subject Re: Flex 5 in haxe
Date Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:34:58 GMT
Yeah well Firefox is in a hole re the Flash plugin because they need it for video playback
(H264) which btw is driving a lot of web usage these days.

I haven't been following the dev of the Chrome pepper stuff so I can't comment on that.  I
do use Flash in Chrome a lot though and haven't had any major problems.  But YMMV as always.

As for the plugin architecture in the browser, it is allready mostly gone from mobile browsers,
but I don't think it will dissappear from desktop browsers any time soon because there are
still a lot of things the Flash plugin can do that the browsers can't and there is also an
enormous amount of software out there that requres the Flash plugin and developers like are
still adding more, just look at the activity in Flash based games running in the browser (Zynga,
Rovio and a bunch of others are still happily churning out Flash based games).

On 17.11.2012, at 16:34, Omar Gonzalez wrote:

> On Saturday, November 17, 2012, Hordur Thordarson wrote:
> 
>>> 
>> But maybe I'm reading all this wrong or maybe I'm believing too much what
>> I think I'm reading or maybe the people here advocating a HTML/JS strategy
>> for Flex have been burned more by Adobe than I have.
>> 
>> 
> Bingo!
> 
> Also, Adobe can say whatever they want about their plans for Flash Player
> plugins. The truth is Firefox has at one point stated, from one of their
> VPs, that they would love to just not have a plugin architecture at all and
> basically tell Flash to go F itself. Microsoft tried that with Metro and
> they got some backlash so they put it back in 'desktop' mode. Then we have
> the Chrome pepper API, wow, wht a mess. It gets buggier and buggier with
> time. What does this all say to me?  Plugin architecture has its days
> numbered. You can shove your head in the sand and choose to ignore the
> writing on the wall or you can start to strategize for a life without Flash
> Player plugin. I choose to be prepared. Whether HTML5 is ready or not and
> whether its more efficient to develop in or not that is where the industry
> is heading.
> 
> -omar


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