Friday, July 31, 2020

Flash lives on with WebAssembly

WebAssembly Used to Extend Life of Flash Legacy Content @InfoQ

Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player after December 31, 2020. The large amount of Flash content accumulated over the years is however not entirely lost. Flashpoint, the web game preservation project, should allow players to access over 30,000 web games and 2,000 web animations. Ruffle, a Flash emulator, and CheerpX, an x86 virtualization technology, both leverage WebAssembly to play .swf files in the browser.