Category: Web Developing
A small group of website and mobile app developers recently started off an “Occupy Flash” campaign in the hope of putting an end to Adobe’s popular browser plug-in.
The group, which launched a website earlier this week, said its goal was to “Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers.”
Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of Web technology. - The Occupy Flash site
Now here is something to help you pass the time. Emberwind, the arcade title made by Indie developers, has been ported to HTML5 by Opera Software for your (and their own) enjoyment.
Don’t worry, it’s not as boring as some “playable” tech demos, check it out.
Makes life easier for the browser programmers.
Earlier this week, Ian Hickson, author of the Acid3 test has informed community about the update. According to the source, specific implementation checks of features have been disabled as they are likely to be heavily modified in the future or completely removed.
As a result, Firefox 6 and Internet Explorer 9 web browsers now achieves a perfect 100/100 score.
[Thanks, Blake, RamaSubbu SK]
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- Google Chrome gets automatic single sign-on, brings security risks
- Google Chrome Dev Channel Update
- Google Chrome Beta Channel Update
- Researcher raps Apple for not blocking stolen SSL certificates
- Opera promises cross-platform apps for Smart TVs, gives us little to complain about
- One of the reasons why we made Opera Unite
- Opera Wahoo 12.00 Extensions improvements
According to the same document, in case developers start focusing on all the web browsers, they will have to wait multiple years to get a direct Harmony support.
With the recent departure from Opera Software, David took some time to share his personal thoughts regarding the situation in the company and its products.
Some of the key aspects in the article are:
- Stop adding new features and polish Opera desktop instead.
- Make the bug tracker public.
- Build Opera Widgets into a real platform or drop it.
- Scrap Opera Unite in its present form.
- Invest more in the developer tools.
- Focus on consumer products instead of selling custom solutions to partners, which requires custom work for both Core and platform code. According to David, this is what Opera is doing right now.
Any thoughts? Click here for a full article.
It seems that Dragonfly is not yet dead. 4 months after releasing the initial stable build of Opera Dragonfly, it has now been updated to the version 1.1.
In the official post, David Storey wrote, “around 3 and a half months ago we launched version 1.0″, which is not actually true as Opera Dragonfly 1.0 was releases on May 4th and that was 4 months ago. While that’s nitpicking, it looks like even its developers are ashamed of the release cycle train wreck that Opera Dragonfly had.
Furthermore, David Storey, a guy who is responsible for the Opera Dragonfly development, has announced that he will be leaving the company, right after 1.1 release.
For all the new features and changes, see the original post.
[Thanks, MarkG, Mikah]