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?
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by danielhill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday January 7th, 2000 5:17 AM
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Yes I agree with everything said above. Java and Flash have to be totally optional. Too many web designers go overboard with these, and users without a Pentium III really suffer.
Anyway, won't CSS and the DOM make Flash obsolete? Java has it's place, and it's not silly animations, or laziness. See <http://www.pmfm.com.au> for a prime example of Java related laziness.