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Adobe to Discontinue Flash in 2020

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Frederic Lardinois, writing for TechCrunch:

    Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased out by the end of 2020. At that point, Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash. Until then, Adobe will still partner with the likes of Apple, Mozilla, Microsoft and Google to offer security updates for Flash in their browsers and support new versions of them, but beyond that, Adobe will not offer any new Flash features.

    Good riddance.

  2. Elder Lightning

    A lightning bolt without a cloud in the sky Supporter

    Why not today?
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  3. jorbjorb

    7 rings

  4. Yay, so I'll finally stop getting asked whether I want to update or not!
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  5. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    hopefully this means websites will start using other things cause i don't even have it installed on firefox
  6. razorburn


    About time.
  7. mercury

    modern-day offspring fanatic Supporter

    I did a project for a client in ActionScript once. It was awful. Good riddance.
  8. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    I hope that will give enough time for HTML5 and Javascript to evolve to the point that they can completely replace all of its features. But yeah, as a Systems Administrator, Flash is a huge pain in the ass. It annoyed our users with popups (which meant it annoyed us as admins), so we suppressed notifications and started deploying all the updates ourselves. But that means I have to deal with deploying updates for Flash more often typically than even updates for Windows. Glad to see it gone.
  9. Iamhollywood315


    HTML 5 has been the successor alternative. Fuck flash just kill that shit already
  10. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    Aw man...The Flash is one of my favorite shows....
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  11. suicidesaints

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    First MS Paint, now this?
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  12. Junction183


    Anyone else remember this amazing Flash website for MxPx?
  13. theredline Jul 26, 2017
    (Last edited: Jul 26, 2017)

    Trusted Supporter

    Oh man...yes! Used to go there all the time!!!
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  14. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    What's happening with MS Paint? Microsoft just redid it and added 3D support! Paint will never die!
  15. suicidesaints

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