Internet Archive 的 Flash 收藏

剛剛看到 Internet Archive 的這篇文章:「Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive」。

Internet Archive 把模擬器掛上去了,所以你可以直接在網站上用這些 Flash 程式:

Great news for everyone concerned about the Flash end of life planned for end of 2020: The Internet Archive is now emulating Flash animations, games and toys in our software collection.

看起來是透過 ruffle + WebAssembly 轉到瀏覽器上面跑:

Utilizing an in-development Flash emulator called Ruffle, we have added Flash support to the Internet Archive’s Emularity system, letting a subset of Flash items play in the browser as if you had a Flash plugin installed. While Ruffle’s compatibility with Flash is less than 100%, it will play a very large portion of historical Flash animation in the browser, at both a smooth and accurate rate.

You will not need to have a flash plugin installed, and the system works in all browsers that support Webassembly.

然後在「Software Library: Flash Showcase」這邊有一些 showcase 可以看,基本上就是測過沒問題的。另外在「Software Library: Flash」看起來就是整包了...

搜了一下以前有在玩的 Zookeeper,好像沒有在裡面...

Facebook 把 InnoDB 換成 MyRocks 的計畫

在「Migrating a database from InnoDB to MyRocks」這邊講到了 FacebookMySQL 的 InnoDB 換成 MyRocks 的計畫。

Facebook 已經大量導入全 Flash 的環境,於是現在 InnoDB (Compressed) 的情況類似於這樣:

可以看到空間是最大的問題 (Space-bound),而非 CPU 或是 I/O,這在純 Flash 的機器上還蠻有可能的,因為純 Flash 能提供的 I/O capacity 超高,加上 Facebook 把 MySQL 當作後端儲存設備而已,CPU 的使用量可以預期不高...

然後他們估算 MyRocks 可以省下一半的空間,於是有可能變成:

不過對於一般單位來說,這些前提就未必成立了... 但還是可以看到 Mark Callaghan 花不少力氣在調校一般性的效能,希望讓使用者多一點...

對 Adobe Flash 的開源請願

Adobe Flash 在 2020 年要被收掉 (參考「Adobe Flash 將在 2020 年 End of Life」),但有很多作品是使用 Flash 寫的,這表示這些作品在 2020 年以後將無法存取。

所以就有人提出請願,希望 Adobe 將 Flash 開源,讓這些作品可以延續下去 (像是轉成 HTML5+CSS+JS 或是其他方案):「Petition to open source Flash spec」。

Adobe Flash 將在 2020 年 End of Life

Adobe 發出的公告,將在 2020 年中止所有對 Flash 的支援:「Flash & The Future of Interactive Content」。

Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

然後 GoogleMicrosoft 也來補刀講兩句話:「So long, and thanks for all the Flash」、「Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome」、「The End of an Era – Next Steps for Adobe Flash」。

VMware 的 vSphere HTML5 Web Client

vSphere HTML5 Web Client 算是 VMware 對 HTML5 的嘗試,在 HTML5 技術夠彈性的情況下避開使用 Flash 技術的 Web Client。

就畫面上看起來還不錯... 基本的操作應該可以搞定了,之後應該有機會可以拿來玩看看 :o

Adobe 居然決定加碼投入資源更新 Linux 上 NPAPI 版的 Flash (也就是舊版 API)

在「Beta News – Flash Player NPAPI for Linux」這邊看到 Adobe 要投入資源處理 LinuxNPAPI 版的 Flash Player...

先前 Linux 下是 NPAPI 與 PPAPI 兩個版本都有 Flash Player,但是 NPAPI 維持在 11.2,只做安全性更新:

Linux users have access to both NPAPI and PPAPI versions of Flash Player. However, for the last four years, the NPAPI version has been held at 11.2 and regularly updated with only security fixes while the PPAPI version (used in Chrome and Chromium based browsers), is in line with the standard Windows and Mac releases.

然後決定加碼讓兩邊同步:

Today we are updating the beta channel with Linux NPAPI Flash Player by moving it forward and in sync with the modern release branch (currently version 23). We have done this significant change to improve security and provide additional mitigation to the Linux community.

Flash Player 你趕快退場啊啊啊...

Google Chrome 53 要再限縮 Flash 的使用

Google Chrome 53 將會再度限縮 Flash 的使用情境:「Flash and Chrome」。

Today, more than 90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support things like page analytics. This kind of Flash slows you down, and starting this September, Chrome 53 will begin to block it.

而到了 55 的時候會再縮,只有 Chrome 裡面白名單的網站才支援 Flash:

In December, Chrome 55 will make HTML5 the default experience, except for sites which only support Flash.

VMware 宣佈 Windows 上的 vSphere Client 退役

VMware 宣佈 Windows 上用 C# 寫的 vSphere Client 退役,發表 HTML5 版本:「Goodbye vSphere Client for Windows (C#) – Hello HTML5」,畫面長這樣:

總算是推出計畫換用 HTML5 了,之前 Web 版用 Flash 慢到炸...

Google 宣佈 2017 年完全停止 Flash 廣告

在「Google will stop running Flash display ads on January 2, 2017」這邊看到的,引用自 Google Plus 上的說明:「Google display ads go 100% HTML5」,主要有兩個時程:

- Starting June 30th, 2016, display ads built in Flash can no longer be uploaded into AdWords and DoubleClick Digital Marketing.
- Starting January 2nd, 2017, display ads in the Flash format can no longer run on the Google Display Network or through DoubleClick.

今年六月底之後將無法上傳新的 Flash 廣告,並且在明年停止使用。

Hacking Team 購買 Flash Exploit 的信件

前情提要:「Hacking Team 被黑而洩漏出來的資料」。

在「How a Russian hacker made $45,000 selling a 0-day Flash exploit to Hacking Team」這邊提到了 Hacking Team 被黑而洩漏出來的信件,透漏了俄羅斯的人賣 Flash Exploit 給 Hacking Team 的過程。

從內容就可以看出不同的賣法,包括「首次」與「獨家」都是可以談的條件:

1) The price is US$45,000.00 for the non-exclusive sale of any special discount for the "first" deal together will be greatly appreciated :)

然後有些東西是另外加密通信的:

The two men then exchanged PGP keys, which they used to exchange a number of encrypted messages, presumably one including how Toporov would like to be paid.

然後還有 invoice:

而買了幾個建立關係後,後面還會有 discount:

Now your discount on the next buy is -5k and -10k is for a third bug.

最近應該會有不少人跳下去解讀洩漏出來的資料...