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?
#16 Re: What can Flash do
Thursday January 6th, 2000 3:10 PM
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Flash does interactive animations, including sound and a streamlined vector-based graphics format. That's what it does. DHTML can do some of that, if you include SVG (which is of course not yet implemented) but Flash is a more mature and complete implementation of such a system these days. Of course, it's just a matter of time before the W3C goes and standardizes this sort of thing...