Maybe it's not so damaging news as we could benefit by being more aimed at HTML5, and use the likes of Gnash if there is that odd web-page that displays some flash.
Originally Posted by asdx
I think Abode will be the loser here.
Originally Posted by enrico.tagliavini
To be fair to Google, NPAPI does suck and everyone knows it
I believe the Firefox argument is that even though it sucks, they want to focus on HTML5 rather than spending lots of time creating a new API for 3rd party binary plugins. Which is also a reasonable stance.
Not so much time
Originally Posted by mendieta
Adobe is going to abandon flash anyway, and I hardly see the need for it in the long run.
Can't say I'm surprised. With 11.0, they outright dropped video acceleration support for non-whitelisted graphics cards on Linux, and before that they release Wallaby, which converts flash files to HTML5. So it seems to me that Adobe themselves think that Flash is dated.
Hmm, even at this point Lightspark + Gnash seems to be a good alternative, even with some hardware acceleration.
Give me a break, what a fucking hyperbole. Adobe did not announce any plans to "abandon Flash on Linux". They want to phase out the old plugin API, over the course of 5 years.
I can only recommend everyone to use adblock on Phoronix. Michael does not deserve any money for bullshit like this.
I can understand people not really liking this decision but saying stuff like "Fuck adobe, all they produce is bullshit" will not make it go away and only makes you an idiot.
Even some of those who prefer HTML5 seem to be against this, which is even stupider. If this will make at least linux(/android) users move away from Flash to HTML5/Canvas, then what's the problem?
If Flash sucks then how is abandoning it a bad thing? Because you're Windows friends will pick on you about it? Yeah, well, that certainly sounds like a valid reason for a company.
Go pick some new friends from the streets and tell them how great Canvas really is.
Last edited by ArchLinux; 02-22-2012 at 12:11 PM.
Yeah my takeaway from the announcement is proof that -- yet again -- Linux is ahead of the game when compared to other platforms. Adobe has been saying for some time now that Flash is going the way of the dodo bird and will eventually be phased out and replaced by other technologies. So once again the next tech will be already running on Linux while the Windows XP folks struggle with Flash for the next decade.
Originally Posted by brent
What's Java got to do with anything?
Originally Posted by e8hffff