Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Wed Mar 24 11:33:24 EDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 15:42, Gabriel Eirea <geirea at> wrote:
> Hello, interesting thread.
>> FYI: One of our largest deployments and two other smaller deployments have
>> received approval to ship Adobe Flash in their builds.
> In Uruguay, Ceibal started shipping Adobe Flash with their official
> build at the beginning of 2009.
> My personal observation is that this came from a high demand on two
> fronts: kids and teachers complaining about youtube and online games
> on one side, and local companies used to develop web pages and such
> that wanted to create content but only had resources to do it in flash
> and complained about gnash being too restrictive on the other side.
> As far as I can see, the results are mixed. Playing youtube videos and
> other online music/video players is a big hit. However, the flash
> player performance in the XO is very bad,

An older release of Flash used to be good enough for youtube:

Apparently, they removed Xv support at some point.



> kids complain that they
> can't play most of the games because characters move very slowly, etc.
> Local companies didn't add much to the content pool and all they can
> do in terms of business plan is get some government agency give them
> money for delivering a message. You can see some examples in:
> My suggestion would be to use whatever contacts you may have at Adobe
> to communicate that:
> 1) they have to improve the player's performance on the XO
> 2) they have to make developers tools available for the XO
> 3) they have to develop a sugar wrapper to run swf files as activities
> and if they do that, flash may be a viable alternative for
> deployments. Otherwise it would never be.
> All this, IMHO.
> Regards,
> Gabriel
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