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?

#21 On the subject of UI

by Mike_S <>

Thursday January 6th, 2000 9:18 PM

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I know that Mozilla uses standard image files like Gifs, Jpegs and PNGs as the basis for it's UI but could one use a PDF?

I ask because the next Mac OS will use PDF as it's native windowing system so you'd think that a PDF mozilla would have a much quicker UI under Mac OS X if it were utilizing Quartz windowing.

Is this a bad assumption? Would it take a lot of work to make PDF a recognized Mozilla UI format?