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September 9, 2005

Sth the others dislike about Flash 8

Filed under: Using Flash — betaruce @ 10:19 pm

Since I’m only a freelancer, I do Flash and Actionscripting mostly out of interest. Therefore, my opinions about the disadvantages of Flash 8 maybe different from those who are really in the IT field. Let’s see what they think.

From Luar (HK):
- New security measures of Flash Player is very troublesome (I AGREE!!!!!)
- No Flex Component
- BitmapData/BlendMode are slow, inefficient, and could be misused (err….not quite agree at this stage.)
- Flash Lite Emulator does not have a Debugger
- Typing function is worse and slower than MX 04 (?????)

From Danger’s blog (China):
- Script Assist (Well I think this is very useful to newbies….and it should be kept~~~)
- Animated GIF cannot move after they are imported (AGREE with that….only the 1st frame is imported -_-)
- No biggest change in this “Biggest” release
- FLV export still have rooms of improvement
- No improvement in UI Component

From lovebrian (Taiwan):
- AS editor do not have the functions (e.g. hiding of codes) of that in DW (Agree~)
- No speed improvement in Mac
- Screen Sharing API Support. Why Breeze is not set as default
- Flash Com and Flash Remoting Components are still not included (Agree~)
- Need to install Flv player to view FLV (Agree~)

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  1. Just so you know there are actually alot of speed improvements on the Mac for both the authoring tool and the player.

    Comment by Guy Watson — September 10, 2005 @ 12:40 am
  2. not sure about that, since I don’t use MAC
    but I think the BETA is not an official release so there maybe sth that hasn’t been optimized yet~
    let’s see how the official release behave :)

    Comment by betaruce — September 10, 2005 @ 1:49 am
  3. BitmapData is slow??? Compared to what? Maybe to Java or DirectX. But I wouldn’t hesitate to say that some functions can run 100x faster than if done in vector mode in Flash. Some people will never be happy.

    Comment by Keith Peters — September 10, 2005 @ 2:48 am

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