Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2005 20:16 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Macromedia has released a beta version of the 8th incarnation of their web content player, Flash. This beta version is only available for Windows and Macintosh.
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Re: RE: No beta for Linux?
by marcell on Wed 13th Jul 2005 18:34 UTC
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"There is no authoring software for Linux and therefore there is no need for a public beta of the Linux player at this time. There will be a public beta that is targeted at end users, but later, and it will, as always in the past, include the Linux player."

even there is no authoring tool with gui for linux there are very good development solutions:
for example:


* MTASC is the first ActionScript 2 Open Source free compiler. It can compile large number of .as class files in a very short time and generate directly the corresponding SWF bytecode without relying on Macromedia Flash or other tools

* swfmill is a tool to process Shockwave Flash(TM) (SWF) files. It can convert SWF from and to an XML-dialect called "swfml", which is closely modeled after the SWF file format.

so you could find people who would like to try new flash player on floss platforms.

there is no need to be smart ass advocating corporate software. when you are smart ass at least advocate free software ;)

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