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Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10:00 a.m. Eastern time Legal disclaimer
I just posted my thoughts on the Flash Player team blog, about the recent announcements we have made regarding Flash Player support on mobile browsers. As a long time Flash developer who loves Flash, I can tell you that what is happening right now is a good thing. First, we are making bold moves like stopping the development of the browser plug-in on mobile browsers in favor of investing further in Flash-based apps packaged with AIR .
"Focusing on AIR …. ? YOU stop focusing on AIR in LINUX. In time will be others platform when you stop FOCUSING …. " by Nov 14
It isn't easy to make the case that a product and a technology are mutually dependent and inseparable, in the same paragraph with a statement that you're going to be separating them for the benefit of both. This afternoon, Adobe is giving it one heck of a try, in a blog post that fully confirms what my friend and colleague at ZDNet, Jason Perlow, first reported at midnight last night : Adobe is parting ways with Flash Player for mobile devices, in the first move of what could eventually spell complete obsolescence for the venerable plug-in. The new euphemism for bad news from a vendor is a "conversation."
This article has been updated as of 11/15/11 – additional questions and answers below. With the recent announcements this week, we know that the Flex community has many questions regarding Adobe’s plans around the Flex SDK.
Will be developed into a seperate open source foundation. by Nov 14
Yesterday was probably one of the most overwhelming days of my entire career. First, Adobe informed developers that we are going to stop developing the Flash Player for mobile browsers, then news came out that there were layoffs at Adobe, and finally, Adobe held a financial analyst meeting where we spelled out the Creative Cloud , and the fundamental strategic shift Adobe is making. All of this news is a lot to digest at once, and I know that there are a lot of questions and concerns from the community about what all of this means.
I have worked with Flash and been part of the Flash community for about 12 or 13 years (over 10 of those with Macromedia and Adobe). Over that time there have been a lot of ups and down, but I think that the past couple of days have been some of the most difficult of my career.