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Comment Re:Unity 7 will be supported until April 2021 (Score 1) 83

There will certainly be less (perhaps none), feature back-ports from stable releases. (Some Unity features from the regular release are sometimes backported to the last LTS)

Unity itself doesn't appear to have any past CVEs, but if there is one I am confident it will be fixed.

The biggest issue I can see would be apps removing/ending support for the Unity GlobalMenu - or the patches becoming to difficult to maintain for Firefox version 70 something.

I'm not saying I want people to consider staying on Unity7 until 2021, just that you can and still get updates. I'd prefer if everyone used the most recent LTS myself.

Comment Re:Only 77% have Flash? (Score 1) 210

The conventional wisdom (that I've been exposed to) would say that on desktops the Flash marketshare would be >95%. Most of that "wisdom" may have come from Adobe itself: https://www.adobe.com/mena_en/... (2011 time frame too).

I knew that Flash was being used less, I just didn't realize a substantial install base didn't have it. Or in other words 23% != nobody.

Comment Re:Openipcam.com local lan only, plenty of choices (Score 1) 55

>Using the open firmware DOES mean upgrading from the factory firmware, is that a major issue?

I did review openipcam.com before asking, but yes, I would prefer if the camera vendor was actually involved.

>If your firewall or vlan restricts it to your local network only, how important is future firmware support? If it works today, with a standard/open protocol such as mpeg, and it's not connected to the internet, what future upgrades can be so important?

Good point. In the simple case this would just mean it has no "Cloud" functionality - or I get VLAN support in my next router..

Comment What camera to buy? (Score 3, Insightful) 55

I'd like to buy an IP camera, but I haven't been able to find any that are as open/secure/clearly* supported than a raspberry pi with a camera board (and motion software). I'd rather buy a complete solution than put it together myself though.

Requirements:
* Not require the cloud. (Happy if the feature exists as long as it has an off switch)
* Have an OS that has a stated support period (of at least 3 years)
* Sent a video feed to other device on my network.
* 720p+
* Ideal budge Less than $100

Ideally it would have an Open Source OS that I can replace if I want, but does everything I need so I never want to...

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