Flash + AIR on OLPC
mikus at bga.com
Mon Apr 12 19:30:12 EDT 2010
> The AIR application is given more freedom -- for example, it can
> access local files.
Back when Netscape first came out, I was bitten when a "selfish" plugin
changed my system's defaults without me realizing it. Ever since, I do
NOT want a remotely acquired program to be able to access the local
files in my system. [The "nobody" user was invented to limit access.]
I'm willing to mess with my local files myself. But if a program from
who-knows-where might mess with my local files -- I'd rather deny myself
whatever experience that program is supposed to bring -- rather than
chance having that program change how I have set up my system to run.
> Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/air/ for examples of AIR
> applications you can download and run.
I did. Nothing there looks like something I can't live without.
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