The OpenGL part really caught my interest. I'm going to give this a try.
While I agree that we should move on from flash to better (and open) technologies, it's wrong to say that flash replacement projects are worthless. There already is a huge amount of flash content out there, much of which will never be recreated in non-flash form. Basically, a modern flash replacement is needed for legacy purposes.
I have the same kind of mentality towards the Wine project. Sure I always use native Linux software if possible, but there is so much pre-existing windows software out there that people need to use.
Whether or not these type of projects are prolonging the life of "dying" software is something that can be debated.
This is really painful. Watching all these different groups trying to replicate, in varying degrees of success, something which is conceptually flawed.
We don't need flash. We don't need closed flash, we don't need open flash, we don't need ANY flash. It doesn't DO ANYTHING USEFUL.
I think it would make a lot more sense for all of those developers wasting their time and effort on replicating this flash garbage to put their effort into building REPLACEMENTS for existing web flash content -- for free. They could actually contribute to CLEANSING the world of this TRASH rather than increasing the support for it and prolonging the agony.
Flash needs to be ELIMINATED.
I agree, if Flash and Apple (not necessarily in this order) would disappear from this world, I'd be the happiest man alive.
Did you know...
... that the iPhone has a YouTube player?
... that http://m.youtube.com doesn't use flash but a lightweight mpeg-like codec? (right click watch video to download it!)
... that with a YouTube plugin you can search/browse YouTube vids with Totem and also get the related vids listed?
... that flash sucked?
... that most website have a cheap workaround in case flash is not detected?
I didn't install flash after I installed Fedora and after a month I realised that I didn't miss anything. It is just a habit to have Flash but once you kicked of cold turkey, you realise that there's nothing you'll miss after you found workarounds or other websites that provide you with exactly the same...
Steve Jobs isn't a prophet, but he sure as hell is the kickstart that was needed to start getting rid of closed web tech that was not needed in the first place!
Everyone is taking about flash for video.
I'm really the one that plays flash games? Dozens of games are created everyday. We need an opensource flash player for preserving these pieces of art, in the same way programs like ScummVM preserve old DOS adventure games.