Macromedia to Open Flash Player Source

Thursday January 6th, 2000

Tekhir writes, "Well, Macromedia is open sourcing their Flash player and file format [according to this BeNews story]. It would be interesting to see if this could/should be intergrated into Mozilla. Can you imagine if people started making the UI out of Flash 4. Or better yet borrowing its alpha transparency layer. There are a lot of cool effects that one can do with Flash."

Should Flash be integrated into Mozilla? Or should their tasty, optimized vector-drawing code be cannibalized for the inevitable SVG implementation?

#15 Re: What can Flash do

by gerbilpower <>

Thursday January 6th, 2000 3:06 PM

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Well the animation is more flexible and interactive in Flash, that's the first thing off the top of my head. Plus Flash is, to my knowledge and experience, currently more consistent across other platforms than DHTML.