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    Phoronix: Adobe To Contribute To Blink Rendering Engine

    Earlier this month Google announced the Blink rendering engine as a fork of the WebKit project. After announcing their WebKit fork, Opera confirmed their plans of moving to the Blink engine too. Two weeks later, Adobe is now saying they will contribute to Blink...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1MjY

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    Would be nice if they would start by providing an updated flash for firefox on linux...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
      Would be nice if Google and Mozilla would take flash out behind the woodshed and shoot in the head with a 12 gauge loaded with buckshot.
      Fixed that for you.

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      • #4
        This announcement has nothing to do with Flash and in fact is part of their drive to build non-Flash tools that can compete with Flash Pro CS's dominance for interactive design. It's a good thing.

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        • #5
          I hope their contribution is about graphics and not proprietary trash like EME.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kivada View Post
            Fixed that for you.
            Thanks, declaring it eol for all platforms would be a nice solution

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
              Would be nice if they would start by providing an updated flash for firefox on linux...
              you do know they discontinued flash for linux unless you're on chrome/chromium right?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                you do know they discontinued flash for linux unless you're on chrome/chromium right?
                That is exactly my point, they should provide code for Gecho to support the PPAPI or a Linux compatible NPAPI. Also it's only included with Chrome not Chromium.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                  That is exactly my point, they should provide code for Gecho to support the PPAPI or a Linux compatible NPAPI. Also it's only included with Chrome not Chromium.

                  it's not included with chromium but you can symlink the libflashplayer.so from chrome's directory to chromium and then you get updated flash without the built-into-chrome google tracking.

                  also mozilla has said THEY won't support ppapi on technical grounds so adobe providing the code is pointless.

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                  • #10
                    My understanding is that Mozilla doesn't want to support it because you can only get it via Chrome, so if Adobe released it as separate download or offered it as an include for other browsers that could maybe win Mozilla over. I'm sure providing a patch for Gecho and offering to maintain it would help to, after all Mozilla has just started that they don't want to develop it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                      My understanding is that Mozilla doesn't want to support it because you can only get it via Chrome, so if Adobe released it as separate download or offered it as an include for other browsers that could maybe win Mozilla over. I'm sure providing a patch for Gecho and offering to maintain it would help to, after all Mozilla has just started that they don't want to develop it.
                      Implementing PPAPI in Firefox would be a pretty huge task, which is exactly why Mozilla has no interest in doing so. If Adobe provided the patch, they might take it, but still probably wouldn't. They'd still have to maintain that code over time, and the only use for it would be the Flash plugin on linux, since the other platforms still have flash.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                        you do know they discontinued flash for linux unless you're on chrome/chromium right?
                        Partially right, Google and now Mozilla are currently developing their own (Shumway) methods of allowing flash to gimp along for eternity when the correct solution is to let it die.

                        Let Gnash and Lightspark a decade from now eventually have a player for the handful of already ancient interactive flash animations worth watching.
                        Last edited by Kivada; 04-17-2013, 05:10 AM.

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