Adobe to Stop Distributing and Updating Flash in 2020

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Adobe to Stop Distributing and Updating Flash in 2020

Postby parkd1 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:31 pm

Adobe today announced plans to end-of-life its Flash browser plug-in, ceasing development and distribution of the software at the end of 2020. Adobe encourages content creators to migrate flash content to HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly formats.

But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web. Over time, we've seen helper apps evolve to become plugins, and more recently, have seen many of these plugin capabilities get incorporated into open web standards. Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly into browsers and deprecating plugins.

The elimination of Flash and Flash Player should not heavily impact most users because popular browsers have already moved away from the format. Starting with macOS Sierra and Safari 10, Apple disabled Adobe Flash by default to focus on HTML 5, and Flash has never been available on Apple's iOS devices. Google's Chrome browser has also been de-emphasizing Flash since the middle of last year.

Adobe's Flash Player has always suffered from a never-ending stream of critical vulnerabilities that expose Mac and PC users to malware and other security risks. Vendors like Microsoft and Apple have had to work continually over the years to keep up with security fixes.

Apple also shared Adobe's Flash news on its WebKit blog, and the company says it is working with Adobe and industry partners on the transition from Flash to open standards.

Ahead of its sunsetting in 2020, Adobe will continue to support Flash on major operating systems and browsers, issuing regular security updates, maintaining OS and browser compatibility, and introducing new features and capabilities "as needed."

Adobe says it will, however, "move more aggressively" to end Flash distribution in countries where unlicensed and outdated versions of Flash Player are distributed.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/07/25/ad ... d-of-life/

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Re: Adobe to Stop Distributing and Updating Flash in 2020

Postby TheAPGuy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:08 am

Flash is giving me nothing but, problems with some sites like Netflix, Newground, and pretty much ALL sites that use it. Not entirely flashes fault since its Mozilla that stopped letting flash use certain things. It freezes Firefox for up to 20 seconds while something is looping in the code.

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Re: Adobe to Stop Distributing and Updating Flash in 2020

Postby themadkansan » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:08 pm

Good riddance.


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