Sunday, September 25, 2016

BBC ditching Flash for news video content

The BBC has started using an HTML player for some news clips on its web site. Good news for those of us who have removed Flash from our computers.
Other clips still try to use Flash.
Note that the second clip is actually the more recent. Older content is still Flash media.

The reason for this change is of course that Flash is outdated technology, and a security nightmare. (As a BBC story itself explains.)

However, this doesn't stop BBC software engineers moaning about how difficult the change is and how wonderful Flash was. BBC Internet Blog.

Stretch artwork

A new version of Debian is on the horizon, and the proposed artwork is on view, to be voted on, tomorrow according to the Wiki. Debian swirls feature strongly. My favourite is softWaves by Juliette Taka Belin.