Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Mar 2009 22:41 UTC
General Development Recently, a new browser war has erupted all over the internet, with various browsers making massive improvements in each release to trumpet those made by others. While Firefox certainly ignited this new browser war, Chrome is the one who started the JavaScript war. The first release of Google's web browser came with a brand new JavaScript engine that was a lot faster than those of its competitors, forcing them to improve their JavaScript performance as well. This whole JS thing has gotten to the heads of the folks at Google, and they've created a site for experiments which show off the power of JS.
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RE[2]: High CPU
by BSDfan on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 01:29 UTC in reply to "RE: High CPU"
BSDfan
Member since:
2007-03-14

But flash is a proprietary technology, and it's not available for real OS's.

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RE[3]: High CPU
by kaiwai on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 04:23 in reply to "RE[2]: High CPU"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

But flash is a proprietary technology, and it's not available for real OS's.


lol, I love the use of 'real OS's' ;)

You're correct, but I think it being proprietary (the actual executable) wouldn't be so bad if they at least properly documented from top to bottom the Flash specification and supported third party implementations; heck, why not offer grants to opensource groups that are implementing it as well as integrating it into desktops for animation effects etc?

Moonlight does look pretty cool, however, unless it really gets alot of developers behind it, it'll always end up beign 1 or 2 versions behind Microsoft's own Silverlight implementation.

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RE[4]: High CPU
by ba1l on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 05:10 in reply to "RE[3]: High CPU"
ba1l Member since:
2007-09-08

Moonlight does look pretty cool, however, unless it really gets alot of developers behind it, it'll always end up beign 1 or 2 versions behind Microsoft's own Silverlight implementation.


That's not likely to be a problem. Aside from a few PR stunts when Silverlight 2 was released, nobody's actually used Silverlight 2 for anything yet.

In fact, I'm not even aware of anyone using Silverlight 1 for anything aside from playing DRM-encumbered videos, which is never going to be supported on Moonlight anyway.

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RE[3]: High CPU
by Moulinneuf on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 05:51 in reply to "RE[2]: High CPU"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

Flash is an open source format :

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/swf/

It's availaible for BSD :

http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/79/30/

"Added support for linux-flashplugin9 to the default install for i386 and amd64"

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BSD'S predate Flash first company by 23 years ...

"In January 1993, Jonathan Gay, Charlie Jackson, and Michelle Welsh started a small software company called FutureWave Software and created their first product,"

BSD's majority of code is in proprietary software and proprietary technology ... Ironic that only now some BSD want free software and Open Source , when they let there software be the creator and base of two of the mainstream OS today namely Microsoft Windows and Apple
Mac OS X.

As shown by the GNASH project and Swfdec project and others , people who want can create alternative.

Mac OS X is BSD based and enjoy full Adobe support.

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RE[4]: High CPU
by ba1l on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 06:29 in reply to "RE[3]: High CPU"
ba1l Member since:
2007-09-08

Flash is an open source format :

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/swf/


Read the license. You may not use this documentation to create a compatible Flash Player. You can use it to build tools that create Flash .SWF files, but you can not use it to decode them.

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