Ryan Stewart interviews Mike Melanson, Linux Flash Player engineer

Ryan has an interview with the author of Penguin.SWF on his ZDNet blog. If you’ve been following Mike’s blog, this is probably mostly a recap of the topics that have already been discussed. But sometimes it’s nice to see it all summarized in one place, and hopefully it will reach out to a wider audience and spread the good word.

5 Responses to Ryan Stewart interviews Mike Melanson, Linux Flash Player engineer

  1. Ken says:

    Any tentative schedule for the Beta testing of the Linux version of Flash Player 9???

  2. emmy says:

    We will have a beta available on Adobe Labs later this year, but I don’t have an exact date to share with you at this time.

  3. Valentijn Sessink says:

    I feel that one thing has not been said in the endless “flash for linux” debate. Flash has, until now, been a great platform-agnostic way of having multimedia information in web sites. Something like PDF goes the Movies.Unfortunately, that has changed lately. As most of the new Flash content on the Internet, especially movies, is Flash 8 and Flash 8 is only available on Win32 and Mac, it suddenly shows what it really is: a proprietary format with a single vendor that controls it.It’s not about the 1% customers you loose. It’s about credibility. When you have your player ready in 2007, you will have been showing for 12 months to the strongest advocates of open standards (being the Linux community) that Flash should be avoided.

  4. Knuth says:

    I ,interested in Flash,have been working over the SWF file format.Could you release the new SWF file format spec?

  5. emmy says:

    Knuth – we are working on the updated spec for SWF9, and it will be made available on the licensing site at http://www.adobe.com/licensing