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Comment: Test YOUR Users (Score 4, Informative) 383

by md17 (#26948985) Attached to: Is Flash Really On 99% of Net Devices?

[I also posted a portion of this on the original site but thought it might also be useful here.]

Being a Technical Evangelist for Adobe I frequently get questioned about our published statistics. My response is that you should always test YOUR user base before you make a decision about building on any technology. And in most cases when companies do their own testing the results are within one percent of our published numbers. This is true for enterprise's, SMBs, media companies, etc. But occasionally I hear about some demographic where the numbers are totally off. For instance, if your user base is still working on green screens then you will find lower Flash Player penetration numbers there.

I think Slashdot should publish their stats about their users. It would be interesting to see what the Flash Player penetration is like with this demographic - especially considering I sometimes see Flash banner ads on Slashdot.

-James (Adobe)

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+ - Flex Builder for Linux->

Submitted by
Calsar
Calsar writes "I'm at the Adobe Max in Chicago and they just announced that the alpha version of Flex Builder is available for Linux. You can download it now from Adobe Labs at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flex/flexbuilder_linux/."
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+ - Adobe to Open Source Flex.

Submitted by
derrida
derrida writes "Adobe Systems Incorporated announced on 4/26 plans to release source code for Adobe® Flex(TM) as open source. This initiative will let developers worldwide participate in the growth of the industry's most advanced framework for building cross-operating system rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web and enabling new Apollo applications for the desktop. The open source Flex SDK and documentation will be available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL)"
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+ - Adobe to Open Source Flex

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced plans to release source code for Adobe Flex as open source. This initiative will let developers worldwide participate in the growth of the industry's most advanced framework for building cross-operating system rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web and enabling new Apollo applications for the desktop. The open source Flex SDK and documentation will be available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL)."
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Adobe Open Sources Flex SDK Under MPL 134

Posted by kdawson
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andy_from_nc writes "Adobe announced that they are open sourcing their Flex SDK under the Mozilla Public License incrementally by December. This move comes on the heels of Microsoft's announcement of their Silverlight and Adobe's CEO's criticism of it. Adobe's action will likely please other open source developers who use Flex, like me, and offers hope that we'll see a full open source version of Flash one day. You can read Adobe's FAQ on the move as well."
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+ - Adobe to Open Source Flex

Submitted by syphax
syphax (189065) writes "This was a surprise, for me at least: From Adobe Labs: "Adobe is announcing plans to open source Flex under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). This includes not only the source to the ActionScript components from the Flex SDK, which have been available in source code form with the SDK since Flex 2 was released, but also includes the Java source code for the ActionScript and MXML compilers, the ActionScript debugger and the core ActionScript libraries from the SDK. The Flex SDK includes all of the components needed to create Flex applications that run in any browser — on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux and on now on the desktop using "Apollo". ... "The source code for the Flex SDK will be available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). The MPL will allow full and free access to the source code, allowing developers to download, extend, and contribute to the source code for the Flex compiler and framework classes. The Flex SDK will also be available under a commercial Adobe license. Offering a choice of licenses serves the needs of enterprise Flex customers and partners.""
Announcements

+ - Adobe to Open Source Flex

Submitted by
tsalaroth
tsalaroth writes "Adobe has announce today that they will be releasing Flex under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). There is a press release at adobe.com.

Adobe is announcing plans to open source Flex under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). This includes not only the source to the ActionScript components from the Flex SDK, which have been available in source code form with the SDK since Flex 2 was released, but also includes the Java source code for the ActionScript and MXML compilers, the ActionScript debugger and the core ActionScript libraries from the SDK. The Flex SDK includes all of the components needed to create Flex applications that run in any browser — on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux and on now on the desktop using "Apollo".
This means that at least one type of Flash is going to be open source. Does this mean a similar future for Flash?"
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+ - Adobe Announces Open Source Roadmap for Flex

Submitted by
twofishy
twofishy writes "Adobe has announced a road map for the transition of the Flex SDK to open source. Currently the Flex SDK which includes the Flex framework (with source), compiler, and debugger are available for free. The open sourcing of the Flex SDK will make the Java based compiler and debugger, as well as the Flex framework, open source under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) by the end of 2007. Outside developers will be able to submit patches and enhancements. Flex Data Services and the FlexBuilder IDE are not included in the products being open sourced however. This follows on from Adobe's donation of source code for the ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation to create the Tamarin project."
Software

+ - Adobe to Open Source Flex

Submitted by wiff
wiff (938055) writes "Adobe is announcing plans to open source Flex under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). This includes not only the source to the ActionScript components from the Flex SDK, which have been available in source code form with the SDK since Flex 2 was released, but also includes the Java source code for the ActionScript and MXML compilers, the ActionScript debugger and the core ActionScript libraries from the SDK. The Flex SDK includes all of the components needed to create Flex applications that run in any browser — on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux and on now on the desktop using Apollo.

Developers can use the Flex SDK to freely develop and deploy Flex applications using either Adobe Flex Builder or an IDE of their choice.

http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex:Open_S ource"
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+ - Adobe open sources Flex SDK

Submitted by
ArulPrasad
ArulPrasad writes "Adobe announces their plans to open source Flex SDK. http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressrel eases/200704/042607Flex.html the Flex framework, the Actionscript 3 and MXML compilers written in Java and the actionscript debugger will all be available under MPL. All adobe Flex employees currently working on these software will be contributers to this project."
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+ - Adobe open sourcing Flex SDK

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Adobe is open sourcing their Flex product line tonight. From the article:

Adobe is announcing tonight that the Flex SDK will be open sourced under the Mozilla public license, the same license that they open sourced the Action Script VM under (the Tamarin project). The move is just the latest in a trend of an increasingly open ecosystem around Flash and Flex which started with the Tamarin project.
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If this is timesharing, give me my share right now.

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