Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:24 UTC, submitted by Ajeet
Multimedia, AV On my mark... Get set... Start not caring! Adobe has announced it plans to discontinue the stand-alone Flash Player for Linux, instead focussing all its effort on the version available through the Pepper API - which, besides Chrome, no one else is going to support.
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No surprise
by rafaelnp on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 16:19 UTC
rafaelnp
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2009-06-03

No surprise for me, such thing happens when you depend on a propietary technology.

I would be a surprise if adobe would had developed a reasonable flash port for Linux 32 and 64 bits, which a lot of times has sucked all cycles to the bone from my CPU(s), and i was forced to kill the browes, no matter which was using flash plug in. And performance "issues" too. It is a "cowardice" to compare windows and Linux flash performance. Mac os i do not know, i do not use it.

It would be nice to have a "flashless" web, just using open standards. Open standards work for all. ;)

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RE: No surprise
by moondevil on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 07:28 in reply to "No surprise"
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2005-07-08

It would be nice to have a "flashless" web, just using open standards. Open standards work for all. ;)


It depends how well defined they are. Just ask C developers, Web developers or Posix programmers. The undefined parts of the standard make the code not always behave the same way.

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RE[2]: No surprise
by rafaelnp on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 13:48 in reply to "RE: No surprise"
rafaelnp Member since:
2009-06-03

No stardard is perfect, e.g. posix has some open dark corners. With C, if you use a C99 compliant compiler you rarely have a problem. Of course if you develop for windows and want to port to Linux, *BSDs (or vice-versa), you have a nightmare ahead.

As far as i know microsoft's C compiler doe not support C99.I say again, open standards is the best option. Look at IPv4, HTML, JTAG, Ethernet and so on. Imagine the world we leave today wihtouy these standards...

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