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Adobe drop AS3 for Haxe

Posted on Apr 01 2009

Today is a great day for Haxe community !

In a press conference today, the Adobe Flash Team Manager announced that they will drop ActionScript3 in favor of Haxe starting with Flash Player 11 !

Here's the official announcement :

Today Adobe® has decided to drop support for the Flash® Player scripting language ActionScript3® starting from the next Flash® Player 11 (codename « Camel Love »). After talks with Sun® regarding the possibility to replace AS3® with Java®, we have decided to choose the open source Haxe programming language as a replacement.

We believe that Haxe will help us strengthen the Flash® Platform® by providing us with a state-of-the-art programming language and a fast compiler. We also have plans together with Mozilla® and Microsoft® to integrate Haxe directly into mainstream Internet browsers.

Finally, we believe that open source will safe the world, and Adobe® as well.

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  • Flashguy
    Apr 01, 2009 at 10:14

    Nice try :)

  • aaulia
    Apr 01, 2009 at 10:15

    Nice ! Happy April Fools day :)

  • Apr 01, 2009 at 10:28

    Pfffff ! ^^ Bad guy !

  • Kevo Thomson
    Apr 01, 2009 at 11:20

    Typo in penultimate line: 'safe the world' should be: 'save the world'.

    Otherwise, good solid reporting!

  • Apr 01, 2009 at 11:45

    Trop fort !!! : )
    J'y ai cru assez longtemps pour bien en rigoler apres !!! : )
    Courage pour la suite !!!

  • Apr 01, 2009 at 17:06

    Why the best news aways comes in April Fools Day??

  • JLM
    Apr 01, 2009 at 17:17

    I think Adobe only see with FLEX goggles, if Haxe some how mixed in FLEX really well then they would be mad not to look into switching to Haxe, but I can't see them abandoning FLEX unless m$ created Iron Haxe and forced them to take stock. But I suspect Haxe will like php create a large segment without full on corporate support and maybe that is a much better thing for us all in the long term.

  • Apr 01, 2009 at 17:21

    Yeah, thought so. Me semble que c'était une farce.


  • Apr 01, 2009 at 18:49

    Hehe,happy fool day~

  • Apr 01, 2009 at 21:48

    They could at least offer an API to allow alternative compilers to be used in the Flash IDE. I'd even take a version of Javascript (with soft errors for the timeline, like as2 and Javascript work). Nice April Fool's post though, was very fun. :-)

  • Apr 01, 2009 at 21:56

    "with soft errors for the timeline, like as2 and Javascript work"

    Turn off AS3's strict mode. It's in the publish settings.

  • deep
    Apr 01, 2009 at 23:14
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  • Apr 08, 2009 at 17:20

    @Josh Turning off strict mode seems to break libraries and components and do other strange and unpredictable things. I haven't tried it in a while, maybe I'll give it another go.

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