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Re[2]: [Gnash-dev] Gnash extensions question

From: Udo Giacomozzi
Subject: Re[2]: [Gnash-dev] Gnash extensions question
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 19:16:38 +0100

Hello Rob,

Monday, November 27, 2006, 4:10:38 PM, you wrote:
RS>   Personally, any flash developer scared of Gnash should just ignore us,
RS> and live in their tightly closed world. I've read some of same blogs,
RS> and if this attitude prevailed, we wouldn't have projects like Firefox,
RS> OpenOffice, etc...

Well, they can't ignore it in the long turn when they want to create
working website.

RS>   My gut feeling is the extension mechanism is primarily for embedded
RS> platforms, as it'll let people add more hardware specific classes.


RS> At
RS> the same time, current Flash implementations are pretty limited, really.
RS> What if you want to access a real SQL database from a Flash movie ?
RS> Access a GPS so your Flash based GIS software works on your PDA ?

Agree. That's why I think extensions are a great thing.

RS>   Some people will want to use extensions on the desktop, but that'll
RS> probably be less common. As long as Gnash is compatible with the Adobe
RS> player, nobody should notice any difference when web browsing. If it
RS> gets to where Gnash becomes popular enough that people are doing
RS> interesting things with Gnash extensions on the desktop, then that's
RS> life, and Adobe can add support for plugins too. After all, all of our
RS> code is visible.

That's my point. Compatibility is very important..


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