Posts Tagged ‘Shumway’

Flash Replacement Shumway is as Good as Dead

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

It looks like Mozilla’s replacement for Flash is DOA … or at least it’s been sidelined for the time being.

Mozilla started to work on Shumway, an open source Flash environment that did not depend on proprietary software back in 2012. It made sense for Mozilla to work on Shumway at that time, considering that Flash was still the dominant force on the Web, and that Adobe did not cooperate with Mozilla in regards to the integration of Flash in Firefox like it did with Google.

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Mozilla Enables Flash Replacement Shumway Partially on Amazon

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

It sounds like Mozilla still has a lot of work to do on its Flash alternative; it will be interesting to see if Shumway turns out to be a viable replacement for Flash.

Browser developers and web companies work on various alternatives for Adobe’s popular Flash technology. The most common solutions are to replace Flash video with HTML5 video and to replace Adobe Flash with a native version of the plugin that provides better control. Google for instance maintains Pepper Flash and Microsoft its own version of Flash on Windows 8.

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Mozilla’s Flash Plugin Replacement Shumway Lands in Firefox Nightly

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

A Flash replacement called, “Shumway”?? I guess all of the cool plugin names have already been taken.

The majority of browser developers agree that plugins based on Netscape’s old NPAPI are bad and that HTML5 is the future of the Internet. This has several reasons, with major ones being compatibility, stability and security. Companies disagree on how that future will look like in particular though. Google for instance introduced its Pepper API in Chromium and Chrome, and is still making use of plugins. The only difference here is that they use the new API and not the old one.

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