[osflash] SWF9 and FLV File Format Spec released
jdowdell at adobe.com
Wed Aug 8 07:22:24 PDT 2007
Freddie® Cristalab wrote:
> The best option will be to allow a open source-like process in the
> development of the player.
The Flex Framework is currently moving towards open contribution. Info on current status linked here:
> if Microsoft decide to not include the Adobe player on Windows 7,
> but their own, then Adobe *could be* screwed
Vista doesn't include Adobe Flash Player. (On WinXP, Macromedia Flash Player 5 was the only non-Microsoft software included -- and we had to waste time on security updates to that Player 5 codebase within the last 18 months because Microsoft wanted to provide minor updaters for it, and did not want to update people to the current version.)
The adoption rate of Adobe Flash Player far, far outstrips that of all operating systems combined, much less a slowly-adopted one like Vista.
Being bundled in the different operating systems helped to attain critical mass a decade ago, but plays no significant role that I can see today.
Robin Debreuil wrote:
> Maybe what the world needs is a new *open* vector graphics spec, that isn't
> xml and bloated like svg, isn't proprietary and bloated and tied to
> something like xaml.
I still don't understand why the SVG 1.0 spec included stuff like pixel filters, but the different versions of SVG-Tiny seem to be gaining adoption as practical ways to describe curves via text.
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