Hi again, On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 4:32 PM, dmccunney <dennis.mccun...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote: > >>> Flash isn't going away on the desktop, and is still maintained. I >>> just had Firefox Nightly complain I was running an older and possibly >>> vulnerable version of the plugin and updated. >> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash#Availability_on_desktop_operating_systems >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash#Alternatives > > I *did* say "on the *desktop*". I'm well aware Flash is going away in mobile. > >>> The principal use case for Flash is streaming video implemented as >>> Flash objects, and there's still a batch of that around. As HTML5 >>> becomes prevalent, that will go away (and making it go away and >>> dispensing with the need to the Flash plugin is a major reason why >>> people are pushing HTML5.) >> >> Flash is probably legitimately half dead. It's not well-supported >> anymore. It was very popular (and still is), but there were many >> people who actively hated it. It's hard to go against the grain. It's >> hard to support or use something when everyone is fighting against it. > > I'll be just as happy when Flash is gone. For instance, I use > Firefox, and Firefox has a plugin_helper application called from > within it when a plugin is run. It provides a sandbox in which the > plugin can execute so a crashing plugin doesn't take the browser with > it. Guess which plugin was a worst offender that pushed Mozilla into > creating plugin_helper? > > But I'm not holding my breath while Flash goes away. A technology that > pervasive and deeply embedded doesn't simply go away overnight. IT > needs to be replaced, and the content that used it recrafted in > something else.
1). http://www.osnews.com/story/28253/YouTube_now_defaults_to_HTML5_video 2). http://youtube-eng.blogspot.nl/2015/01/youtube-now-defaults-to-html5_27.html Keep in mind that YouTube is currently owned by Google. Also keep in mind that it currently only claims to be fully supported on "Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and in beta versions of Firefox". Infer whatever you want from that. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dive into the World of Parallel Programming. The Go Parallel Website, sponsored by Intel and developed in partnership with Slashdot Media, is your hub for all things parallel software development, from weekly thought leadership blogs to news, videos, case studies, tutorials and more. Take a look and join the conversation now. http://goparallel.sourceforge.net/ _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user