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Adobe to kill off Flash in January’s Creative Cloud update

     
11:06 pm on Dec 1, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Adobe to kill off Flash in January’s Creative Cloud update [arstechnica.com]

Adobe's embrace of HTML5 has created its first big casualty: Flash. Not the Flash Player browser plugin—Adobe said in 2012 that it would continue supporting the plugin for the next five to 10 years—but Flash Professional, the main authoring tool used to create Flash animations.
6:37 pm on Dec 2, 2015 (gmt 0)

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That's interesting it's taken this long.

Here's Adobe's word on the topic.
[blogs.adobe.com...]
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I've really hated flash since an exploit caused me to lose all my data a few years ago.
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Hope things evolve quickly, I'm tired of the "update flash" thing.
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Adobe talks about supporting Flash player for five to ten years, so it's not going to go away right away. It'll depend on deployment and adoption of HTML5, i'm sure, and that's why Adobe talks about five to ten years.
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Dropping the creative tool is step one, though I suspect there are other flash creation programs out there. Flash will be around for a while longer, but the handwriting (and handwringing) is on the wall. :)
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Here's Adobe's word on the topic.
[blogs.adobe.com...]
Worth noting that from the blog entry... the link to the Adobe channel on Twitch takes you to a Flash-based video. It's definitely going to take a while. I've been running one browser with Flash disabled for a while now, and Flash is embedded in an amazing number of applications... audio as well as video players.

It was a great animation tool... too bad it was so vulnerable to attacks. I'm suspecting that in terms of the CPU resources it used, though, most motion rendering tools are also going to be resource intensive when you animate every ad on a page.

I'm tired of the "update flash" thing
The Adobe Updater is seriously annoying. I'm sure if you added up the wasted man-hours spent dealing with this piece of junk, you'd find that something significantly useful might have been done with the overall wasted time.
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All those stuff is just created for spying on us. It will not be killed until it is not needed for spying.
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Flash served a purpose before HTML5 however I have been surfing for almost a year now I think without it and actively go out of my way to disable/remove it from browsers that embed it like Chrome. The web works fine with only the rare occasional hiccup for me and I can live with that/without Flash.

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Only site I actually allow flash is youtube (for the older stuff)j and an internet radio site. This is personal surfing, of course.
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All those stuff is just created for spying on us. It will not be killed until it is not needed for spying.


Those flash cookies were very invasive... I think the ipad/iphone is what killed flash.
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I've really hated flash since an exploit caused me to lose all my data a few years ago.


Misplaced anger. Don't hate the exploit, hate the evil scum that exploit it.

If it wasn't for Flash, originally Macromedia Shockwave, we wouldn't have had dynamic webpages and online game for all those years.

IMO, HTML 5 took way too long getting here and Flash filled that void for about 15 years while we waited and waited and waited...
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If we did not have Flash, Java in the browser would have taken off, which I would prefer it to both Flash and HTML5 + JS.
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Flash cookies will be around much longer than folks might think. They hide well and are not part of the "clear cookies" options in most browsers. FF has an extension called BetterPrivacy which can be set to delete LSOs (flash cookies) upon close, or prevent them in the first place---which means some flash level sites might not work at all.
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ON linux you can do this:

~:rm -rf .macromedia
~:rm -rf .adobe
~:ln -s /dev/null ./.macromedia
~:ln -s /dev/null ./.adobe

I only use Flash for iPlayer radio.
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Thanks! On Linux I am still an idiot in training. :)
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@tangor, if you have issues with it just delete the.macromedia and ,adobe files and the folders will be recreated.
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Adobe did not kill the Flash authoring tool. It just rebranded it! It's now called Animate.