[OSM-talk] Funding of three infrastructure projects : Nominatim, osm2pgsql, Potlatch 2

mmd mmd.osm at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 09:31:21 UTC 2020

On 2020-08-01 12:42, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Ruffle is showing promise (https://github.com/ruffle-rs/ruffle) and is
> under very active development, but does not yet support AS3 or the Flash
> Player features that P2 needs. I would anticipate that P2 will be able
> to run as WebAssembly when Ruffle reaches feature parity with AIR 2.6.

Yes, exactly, that's one of the two approaches I had in mind: rewriting
from scratch preferably also in Rust (which obviously wouldn't fit in
the proposed budget or timeframe), or use Ruffle with the existing code.

I'm wondering if some of the changes that are now needed for AIR would
make it more difficult to switch to Ruffle later on. I clearly see AIR
as some temporary solution to keep running even after Dec 2020, as long
as Ruffle isn't ready yet.

In a more mid-term, I really like to see a move away from such
proprietary platforms to an editor that runs in a browser
out-of-the-box. I'm a bit worried about AIR being (too) difficult to
install and run for an average Potlatch user, but that's just a gut feeling.


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