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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?


#32 optional, yes, but there

by Kovu <Kovu401@netscape.net>

Friday January 7th, 2000 9:14 AM

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Make it optional, but make it. We can't keep innovation back because of ancient machinery. Also, stop thinking Pentium and start thinking Transmeta's Crusoe. They're blowing the whistle on Jan 19th, and Pentium will forever pale in comparison, I'm afraid. The patents alone show that.