Flash EOL 2020

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Flash EOL 2020

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Nuke it from orbit.
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The Adobe folks want to do this but ....

Falsifiable prediction: Somehow the schedule will slip.
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Meh. They've already reconfigured "Adobe Animate CC," formerly known as Adobe Flash CC, to export to HTML5, so devs who know ActionScript won't skip a beat.
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Somebody important "enough" will say they need it.

We'll see.
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one year left.

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FWIW, I went flash free earlier this year to the point of digging out traces left behind by the uninstall.

Have not been inconvenienced by the lack of it since.

For those who still dig it, no doubt the standalone installers will be archived by enthusiasts if not Adobe.
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I was flash-free about five years ago. I missed stuff others could see but I just wasn't willing to have it on my computator.

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The Adobe Flash Farewell Tour 2020: LibreOffice to axe export support for .SWF in version 7
The Register
LibreOffice has joined the rest of the industry to hammer another nail in the coffin of Adobe's Flash technology with the removal of an export filter from the suite.

Noted by Phoronix, the death knell of the tech that, frankly, most had forgotten was even there in the first place was noted not with fireworks but with a terse commit stating that with Adobe retiring the tech by the end of 2020, there was little point in keeping the functionality to export to .SWF in the project anymore.

The release notes also highlighted the deprecation: "Macromedia Flash export filter was removed."

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More rooting out the last traces.
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