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bensimmo
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Ruffle for when you still need FLASH (built using Rust)

Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:01 am

I came across this, recommended by another Teacher
For the times when the demo, interactive program, applet still needs Flash.
Given it's disabled by most browsers now, you should be able to use this for remote learning, IWB etc. And by the sounds of it, safer than Flash used to be.
An Open Source project too.

https://ruffle.rs/
ruffle is a Flash Player emulator built in the Rust programming language.

So if you use it, how did it go.
I don't have any applets to test it with at he moment, maybe even Scrarch2 if you still use that.?
Ruffle runs natively on all modern operating systems as a standalone application, and on all modern browsers through the use of WebAssembly. Leveraging the safety of the modern browser sandbox and the memory safety guarantees of Rust, we can confidently avoid all the security pitfalls that Flash had a reputation for. Ruffle puts Flash back on the web, where it belongs - including iOS and Android!

Designed to be easy to use and install, users or website owners may install the web version of Ruffle and existing flash content will "just work", with no extra configuration required. Ruffle will detect all existing Flash content on a website and automatically "polyfill" it into a Ruffle player, allowing seamless and transparent upgrading of websites that still rely on Flash content.

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