Advice about a new project, and similarity to Wine's start

Edward Savage epssyis at
Sat Jun 5 20:41:52 CDT 2010

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 7:23 AM, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
>> Did people use the early releases of Wine, even if they were missing features?
> Yes, as soon as they ran their favorite app.
> So in your case, as soon as your flash player can handle
> (or whatever free software afficianados can't live without), a
> few people will start using it.

The reality is that most people don't use a lot of flash and those who
have iPhones use even less.  Each time I try an opensource flash
player I go to youtube and if it works I just leave it as my default
until I come across a media player that breaks it and if I really want
to watch the content I switch back to adobe.  This is surprisingly
similar to my early experience using Linux over Windows!

I would say your first goal is to support youtube.  After that go out
and find as many of the popular media players made in flash and
support them based on that sites popularity.  Once you have media
players done start working on all of the silly little games and then
stop (before you start implementing flash ads support!).

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