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News Adobe shifts away from tainted Flash branding

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 1 Dec 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    CrashCC would have been a better name.

    Renaming Flash to Crash.
     
  3. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    erm...didn't Macromedia launch Flash?

    Adobe is in a real pickle - Flash is an awful security nightmare piece of software, but a lot of the web still relies on it. So on one hand, the best thing would be to put Flash to sleep; on the other hand, you can't annoy huge swathes of people who will be pissed off because they can't play Pig Farmer, or whatever the current Facebook game of the day is. :sigh:

    Damned if they do, damned if they don't...
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    D'you know, I'd completely forgotten the days of Macromedia Shockwave/Flash. Fixed, ta!
     
  5. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    It's perfectly understandable - it was last century after all ;)
     
  6. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag New Member

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    Adobe brought this onto themselves. They had over 10 years to make sure Flash was good enough, and with their assets it easily would have been possible. But for whatever reason they kept half-assing their support for it. I understand they don't care about it as much as stuff like Photoshop, Premiere, or Acrobat but why did they support it at all? Why not sell it to a company that actually cared about it? They already owned the rights to Fireworks, so that was all they needed if they wanted a tool dedicated to vector graphics.

    It just doesn't make sense for a company that prides themselves in "quality products" to leave something so sub-par for so many years. Even if there weren't security issues or cross-platform compatibility issues, Flash still performed like complete crap until somewhere around version 15, and by then it was too late.
     
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    Last Millennium even... Why do people always forget to mention that? ;)
     
  8. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Once the BBC sees the light and switches to HTML5 for the iPlayer, I'll be happy to drop Flash altogether.
     
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    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I think the major problem with Flash and the security issues associated with it is that Adobe kept piling on functionality. Like jrs77 I was fascinated by Flash around the turn of the century, back when Macromedia was still developing it. I remember the plugin had a size of about 800 KB. Contrast this with the recent version weighing in at some 20 MB.

    At some point Adobe decided that Flash had to be everything to everyone. That's when the decline began.

    Needless to say I've ditched Flash a while ago, as I did Java.
     
  11. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Adobe Animate is causing my browser to crash....
     
  12. Hakuren

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    No matter how they rename Flash, it's still tainted by Chaos and corrupted by Nurgle. Rubbish in permanent state of decay.

    Hate Flash from first incarnation to the last.
     
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    I think it's quite Tzeentchian with a dab of Slaanesh actually. Always changing, excessively changing..
     

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