Originally Posted by mstone
Lingo is not even close to being as full featured as today's Actionscript. You can do anything you want with Actionscript with the exception of writing files to disk which Lingo can do, but that has nothing to do with programming a touch capable interface.
Because once again Adobe abandoned Director after the Macromedia merger. Director has gone thru one release in almost 8 years with mild updates..11.0, 11.5, 11.5.8, Adobe is getting lazier man. While Flash has had 4 Overhauls in the time, flash 8mx, flash 9, flash 10, and 10.1. They abandoned lingo almost 10 years ago for actionscripting. Their time would have been better spent working on Lingo.
They bet on the wrong pony. Sure Adobe claims that Flash has 95% web penetration, which they see as a success. Isn't a success something designed for the web should work on 100% of the web out of the box? That seems like more 5% failure to do the job HTML can do.