Apples actual response to the Flash issue

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 13:19:03 CDT 2010


  On 29/04/2010 20:01, René Micout wrote:
> Dear Richmond,
> Linux does not create Macintosh, iPhone and iPad !!
> ;-)
> René
>
I know.

Possibly you misunderstood the 'sting in the tail' of my message.

What I meant was that as there might be a risk of Macintosh closing its
doors to anything not developed with their Developer Tools it might be
a good idea for RunRev to concentrate of sorting out their Linux version.

> Le 29 avr. 2010 à 18:32, Richmond Mathewson a écrit :
>
>> "If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools,
>> they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third
>> party chooses to adopt the new features."
>>
>> That, my friends, could apply to RunRev as well as all the other
>> "third party development libraries and tools", which makes me
>> wonder how long it is until Apple, despite recent protestations,
>> starts drawing lines in the sand and getting "all restrictive"
>> with stuff built for Mac; maybe even building detection routines
>> into their OS to picl up on stuff no developed with their
>> developer tools?
>>
>> Unfortunately, I have grown "dependent on third party development libraries and tools",
>> i.e. RunRev (and I do not regret it for one moment), so I am praying like Billy-Oh that this
>> does not happen.
>>
>> Just in case it does, it would behoove RunRev to pay more attention to one OS that
>> does not go in for restrictive practises: Linux . . . :)
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