Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
This is huge news. Adobe and the Mozilla Foundation announced that Adobe has contributed source code from the ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation:
Mozilla will host a new open source project, called Tamarin, to accelerate the development of this standards-based approach for creating rich and engaging Web applications.
â€œThis is a major milestone in bringing together the broader HTML and Flash development communities around a common language, and empowering the creation of even more innovative applications in the Web 2.0 world,â€ said Kevin Lynch, senior vice president and chief software architect at Adobe. â€œBy working with the open source community we are accelerating the adoption of a standard language for creating and delivering richer, more interactive experiences that work consistently across PCs and mobile devices.â€
The latest VM from Adobe is a fantastic JIT engine that screams on recent benchmarks. Joining that team with the Mozilla team is going to lead to a fantastic VM inside Firefox.
Congrats to all involved!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am