XBox Linux -> JukeBox

Paul Bryan pa_bryan at
Tue Sep 3 08:47:26 EST 2002

On Monday 02 September 2002 23:51, Terence Kearns wrote:
> OK, flame me if you like, but I was thinking of using Flash for the GUI

If you like ;-)

> sockets). Flash also has a built in XML parser and is a pretty solid OO
> platform beleive it or not. And of course, it runs on Linux. You can

Not too sure about this one though. My experience has been that flash has a 
very ill-defined object model. This is for the built in stuff. They don't 
seem to have implemented the hierachy very well - e.g. no mouse over event 
for text boxes. This should be part of a generic object that text boxes, 
movie clips etc. extend IMO.

We figured it was a backwards compatability sort of thing.

On a related note, does anyone know much about the linux flash player? 
Macromedia seem commited to *not * developing it very much. The line I got 
was they have to cater for the majority. 

Does anyone have any thoughts on an open source flash player? I think that'd 
be nice.

Paul Bryan.

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