End of Flash Support 2021

29 Dec 2020 12:25 - 29 Dec 2020 18:21 #1 by geminitijn
End of Flash Support 2021 was created by geminitijn

Dear Themagical.nl Virtual Castmembers & guests,

In July 2017, Microsoft, along with Adobe and their industry technology partners,  announced  that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. The decision to end support for Flash Player was made by Adobe due to the diminished usage of the technology and the availability of better, more secure options such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly. Flash support will be disabled and removed from all major browsers at the start of 2021. This means it will be difficult to run the Flash build simulations.

At this point I am looking into a option to keep the simulations available after this date.

There are some options avaialble, like for example Ruffle (  https://ruffle.rs/ ). The Ruffle website states:

Ruffle is a Flash Player emulator written in Rust. Ruffle runs natively on all modern operating systems as a standalone application, and on all modern browsers through the use of WebAssembly. Leveraging the safety of the modern browser sandbox and the memory safety guarantees of Rust, we can confidently avoid all the security pitfalls that Flash had a reputation for. Ruffle puts Flash back on the web, where it belongs - including iOS and Android!Designed to be easy to use and install, users or website owners may install the web version of Ruffle and existing flash content will "just work", with no extra configuration required. Ruffle will detect all existing Flash content on a website and automatically "polyfill" it into a Ruffle player, allowing seamless and transparent upgrading of websites that still rely on Flash content.

This can be a option, I will try to see if it can be used for the Flash simulations. Stay tuned for more updates.​​

Best regards, take care and stay healty,
Martijn - Webmaster & Owner Themagical.nl

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Last edit: 29 Dec 2020 18:21 by geminitijn.

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