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GOODBYE FLASH

I recently read from Adobe that Flash will be gone by 2020, YouTube as already abandon it and many sites are following, Adobe Flash have had a bad reputation over the years for security risk and bad info with their latest version like on one page SnowLeopard is compatible with their latest v27.0.0123 and on another page you need Maverick what do you think !!!

Edit: yes 2020

More here:
FLASH & THE FUTURE OF INTERACTIVE CONTENT
https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html

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There is this, straight from the horse's mouth:
http://apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash

And after SJ revealed his writing prose style, several parodies of that 'open letter' appeared ...

I dunno too much about it. I haven't used internets much, but I have just added Flash Player to my OS9 collection of software. So rather than phasing out, i have just BEGUN to use Flash. Found an incredible Flash "movie" or script called "System 47" for a screen saver or toy, it's Star Trek, I hope to upload another bundle of OSX savers near future. Then some games here on mg are 100% flash, not just having certain flash elements, but 100% flash : Pepsi Pinball, Tower of Tears, and Asteroids Widget.

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Flash will never be gone because of all the old stuff around still which is used by fools... err, highly intelligent people like us. Smile

Adobe have basically stopped any further work on developing Flash and are "encouraging" developers to use HTML5 and other options, so new things will not be using it.

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I decided "System 47" ought to be on its own page, not in a bundle of various screensavers... so, I started the "System 47" page...

Is there really any functional equivalent to what the Flash Player and movies can do? "System 47" author says it renders entirely using vector mapping, something like vector mapping, so that its end file size is very tiny for what it's doing, and, it can be (re)sized to any resolution, from very small to huge without distorting - it (System 47) looks great on any screen size! The "Asteroids" game is like this too, and when I wrote that page description I called it "simulated vector graphics" but this must mean the Flash Asteroids uses genuine vector definitions ? I wonders if the presence/absence of Altivec affects their performance rate.

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There are lots of vector animation apps around. Adobe now has "Adobe Animate CC" which is really just a newer version of the old Flash animation software now using HTML5 instead.