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Adobe Sends Emails About Retirement of Shockwave on April 9th

     
2:00 am on Feb 27, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Adobe Sends Emails About Retirement of Shockwave on April 9th [bleepingcomputer.com]

With developers moving their interactive projects away from products like Flash and Shockwave and towards HTML5 and WebGL, Adobe had decided to retire Shockwave on April 9th, 2019.

To warn enterprise users, Adobe has started sending out emails titled "Adobe Shockwave Product Announcement" to warn users about the retirement of this platform.
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i wonder how many enterprise users were caught out with a 6 week notice...

... the Shockwave player for macOS was discontinued on 1 March 2017.
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Some sites have a notification, something about my not using a current version of Flash, but even updating it was disabled for OSX.
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Some sites have a notification, something about my not using a current version of Flash, but even updating it was disabled for OSX.
I don't think I've ever used Flash outside of a browser. And, at that, it's only a few weeks (really!*) since I was most recently informed that I'm using an outdated version and need to upgrade--which I did. (There was, alas, no cheery message from Adobe saying “This is the last time you will ever be asked to do this!”)

I can only hope someone will eventually explain to {site I visit daily} that they need to translate their word games to some format other than Flash--or, more accurately, that they needed to do it five years ago when mobiles became common.


* I couldn't figure out where the current Flash Player lives, but I did see that Adobe Installer is datestamped the 18th of this month.That really is weeks; I thought I was exaggerating.
 

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