Comment 3DJJ Re: Unfortunate timing for the devs


Mozilla's Flash-killer 'Shumway' appears in Firefox nightlies


Unfortunate timing for the devs (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2015-02-19 09:12 (#3D1A)

Just as SWF is being dropped left and right. Like releasing an open alternative to RealPlayer in 2009.

I reckon there will be legacy Flash games and doodads floating around for a while yet, but it’s in its autumn for sure.

Re: Unfortunate timing for the devs (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2015-02-19 13:12 (#3DEX)

If for nothing else other than to let me continue watching Homestar Runner, I welcome our new SWF overloards!!!

Re: Unfortunate timing for the devs (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2015-02-19 14:09 (#3DJJ)

For years, I used gnash or other open source flash implementations to view homestar. They worked well enough. Everynow and then there was an artifact. I wouldn't be surprised if shumway didn't have similar issues. Reverse engineering the format and implementing action script with all of its versions and variants isn't trivial.


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2015-02-19 22:47 Interesting +1

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