Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 21:40 UTC
Internet Explorer This is interesting news. According to WinUnleaked.tk, and given credence by Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrot, Adobe has given Microsoft the source code to Flash, so that Microsoft could fully integrate it into Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8. Interesting move, and probably not a bad one considering just how popular Flash still is, especially for games.
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Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Wed 23rd May 2012 22:12 UTC
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

With Internet Explorer doing this and closed-source Chrome doing something similar (and becoming the only modern Flash on Linux since Adobe is dropping NPAPI support), it'll be interesting to see if anyone noteworthy starts trying to cause Adobe trouble for advantaging certain browsers over others.

Edited 2012-05-23 22:13 UTC

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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by jessesmith on Wed 23rd May 2012 23:18 in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
jessesmith Member since:
2010-03-11

Adobe is not favouring Chrome over other browsers. They are making Flash available for anyone who adopts that plug-in standard. Any browser teams willing to implement the feature will be able to run future versions of Flash on Linux. Chrome just happens to be the first to do so.

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd May 2012 23:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
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2007-02-17

Adobe is not favouring Chrome over other browsers. They are making Flash available for anyone who adopts that plug-in standard. Any browser teams willing to implement the feature will be able to run future versions of Flash on Linux. Chrome just happens to be the first to do so.


So why doesn't Adobe hand over the source code to Flash to Mozilla, Opera and Apple? Why doesn't Adobe simply release it under an OSI-approved license?

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by darkcoder on Thu 24th May 2012 00:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
darkcoder Member since:
2006-07-14

Source code NOT EQUALS plugin

Looks like Microsoft actually read all the flame comments they got when announced Win8 will be flash-less a month or two ago.

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by 0brad0 on Thu 24th May 2012 01:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
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2007-05-05

Adobe is not favouring Chrome over other browsers. They are making Flash available for anyone who adopts that plug-in standard. Any browser teams willing to implement the feature will be able to run future versions of Flash on Linux. Chrome just happens to be the first to do so.


Kinda hard when the plugin does not exist. You must be living under a rock. Adobe will no longer support Flash on Linux, mobile devices (phones / tablets, etc.) or embedded devices (media players, etc.).

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Thu 24th May 2012 05:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Adobe is not favouring Chrome over other browsers. They are making Flash available for anyone who adopts that plug-in standard. Any browser teams willing to implement the feature will be able to run future versions of Flash on Linux. Chrome just happens to be the first to do so.


More like the only one, at present. Last I heard, Mozilla decided that they weren't going to implement Pepper because Google did as they do with Android, unilaterally designed it, and said "Here it is, Take it or leave it."

Edited 2012-05-24 05:38 UTC

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