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Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3 174 174

iamrmani writes "Software maker Adobe Systems has launched Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 even as the industry is shifting to HTML 5 on the Web that lessens the reliance of developers on Flash." The Register has a bit more to say about Adobe's repositioning of Flash for games as a competetive strategy.
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Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3

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  • by MightyMartian (840721) on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @12:29PM (#37469596) Journal

    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @01:17PM (#37470176)

    Flash won't die until HTML5 is:

    * Complete
    * Supported properly in all major browsers
    * Has a high level, mature and robust RIA development API (i.e. at least Flex level which is, frankly, an easy enough goal. Certain JS frameworks are making good progress but are still far less productive (development, testing, maintenance, LOC, etc.) than Flex)

    Given the history of the web, these conditions put the viability of HTML5 as a complete replacement for Flash at no sooner than 2021 -- probably even later than that.

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