Originally Posted by Tofino
well, it may have something to do with mike chambers being very selective about approving any opposing posts. so much for the 'open platform' he's bragging about. i find it hilarious that adobe's 'flash evangelist' and the 'project manager for flash' are out in full force over this.
Eh... I've had dealings with Mike Chambers in the past (circa 2002-5) when I was still fiddling with ColdFusion. Mike was always fair, reasonable and helpful.
At that time, I was trying to use ColdFusion & Flash to present up-to-the-minute stock quotes for a portfolio of less than 100 holdings. I was using Mac OS X, and never could get the performance that others reported for slower Windows systems. I got some help from Mike and others (AIR, none of them were working for MacroMedia/Adobe at that time). After lots of help and effort, we just gave up on Flash for the Mac (there was general agreement that it was a poor implementation). We reported our findings, but there seemed little interest by MacroMedia/Adobe to do anything.
To be honest, MacroMedia/Adobe didn't really support ColdFusion on Mac OS X for anything other than development (you had to deploy on Windows, *Nix or Solaris).
It has been my experience, since then, that Mac OS X is perceived as a second class citizen for Flash.
That said, I can understand Mike's loyalty to his product and his employer-- most of us would act the same way.
I'll say it again, though: I wish Adobe would realize the opportunity they have-- to support both (current and future) Flash as well as HTML5. Adobe could offer tools and services to allow creation of solutions for both, and migration between them. They are best qualified to do this.
If Adobe doesn't pick up on this, I suspect someone else will offer a Flash to HTML5 migration system, and carry the day!