Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Adobe Flash Marked For Death
At The Stroke of Midnight
December 31, 2020


Adobe will be assassinating the pestilence that is Flash at the end of 2020. They've posted the hit contract here:

Adobe has long played a leadership role in advancing interactivity and creative content – from video, to games and more – on the web. Where we’ve seen a need to push content and interactivity forward, we’ve innovated to meet those needs. Where a format didn’t exist, we invented one – such as with Flash and Shockwave.
No actually. Adobe bought both Flash and Shockwave along with Macromedia in 2005.
And over time, as the web evolved, these new formats were adopted by the community, in some cases formed the basis for open standards, and became an essential part of the web. . . .
Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats. . . .
Looking ahead, Adobe will continue to . . .
...Yeah, yeah.

We now have (as of today) another 3.4 years of Flash & Shockwave insecurity to endure. And after, there shall of course be those who cling to Flash as an orphaned rat still suckles...

Remember, if you must use Flash, be certain to keep it Up-To-Date! Else peril awaits like a ravenous zombie shackled with rusting chains...

Party at my place, New Year's Eve 2021.

Who wants to set up a web timer?