[thelist] MS Silverlight

John Dowdell jdowdell at adobe.com
Tue May 29 18:14:46 CDT 2007

Charles wrote:
> Was there ever a time when that was the norm?  I'm not accusing you of
> revisionist history, but the previous Linux version was released more than 3
> years ago, and Flash 8 wasn't released for Linux at all.

I'd have to go through web archives to get dates for Macromedia Flash 
Player 4, 5, 6, and 7, but it usually took about a half-year to get out 
all the localizations and minority OS and related materials (like SDKs), 
after the market leaders were finalized.

Adobe Flash Player 8 for Linux was the exception, because the v9 Player 
would arrive about half-a-year later... it would have been bad to 
present Player 8 for Linux and Player 9 for Mac/Win within the same 
week, so Linux went straight to the high-performance scripting engine, 
and skipped the short-term v8 generation.


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