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Lightnin
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

A lot of progress is being made on reworking the Scratch player to overcome the lag glitch caused by Adobe pulling hardware support from their Pixel Bender library. It is a major graphics reworking, so it will need testing after it's ready. The estimate is to launch in two or three weeks. I realize that's a long wait, but we think it will be worth the wait, as it looks like it's also going to really speed up cloning.

Stay tuned!
-Amos

p.s. If you'd like to share your thoughts about Adobe's choice to severely degrade the performance of a crucial library without any advance warning, here's the bug report on Adobe's website: https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=bug&id=3591185

Last edited by Lightnin (Aug. 30, 2013 13:05:47)

PhirripSyrrip
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

Sounds cool Don't worry, I can wait the three weeks

Last edited by PhirripSyrrip (Aug. 30, 2013 13:08:30)


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scimonster
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

Seems like Adobe got blasted pretty well on the bug report.
HTML5 looking any brighter, ST?

Second post.

Last edited by scimonster (Aug. 30, 2013 13:26:24)


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Lightnin
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

scimonster wrote:

Seems like Adobe got blasted pretty well on the bug report.
HTML5 looking any brighter, ST?

Second post.

Not really, unfortunately - especially for tablets. While we agree that it's the future, it's still too slow / has very poor browser support for a lot of our needs.
scimonster
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

Lightnin wrote:

scimonster wrote:

Seems like Adobe got blasted pretty well on the bug report.
HTML5 looking any brighter, ST?

Second post.

Not really, unfortunately - especially for tablets. While we agree that it's the future, it's still too slow / has very poor browser support for a lot of our needs.
But iOS tablets don't support it anyways. Firefox and Chrome are moving forward pretty quickly, and AFAIK the mobile versions aren't too far behind desktop.
In any case, it would probably be another year before a full release.
But i suppose there are still some show-stopper unimplemented APIs.

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Scratch12300
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

That's great! No announcement for it on Scratch news yet?

5th post! Booyah, gettin' in early again!

Last edited by Scratch12300 (Aug. 30, 2013 15:38:54)


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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

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Last edited by ScratchinWeekly (Aug. 30, 2013 16:07:10)


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sanjayraj
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

awsome i cant wait those three weeks!
OrcaCat
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

Last edited by OrcaCat (Sept. 3, 2013 18:59:00)



ProdigyZeta7
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

ScratchinWeekly, aka mrsrec wrote:

No! I Needed First Post!
There's nothing important about first post anyways.

I'm glad to hear the lag fix is coming soon. Keep up the good work!

Last edited by ProdigyZeta7 (Aug. 30, 2013 21:12:31)




jji7skyline
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

Adobe seem to have been really irresponsible with this, but I'm glad the Scratch Team is fixing it
turkey3
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

May I ask, why did Adobe remove pixelbender in the first place? What was their intention?

Lightnin
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

turkey3 wrote:

May I ask, why did Adobe remove pixelbender in the first place? What was their intention?

They said for security reasons - see the linked bug for more info.
AgentRoop
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

This is exciting! I've finished a game that laggs too much because of all the clones so I will wait to post it.

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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

That's good, lag can really mess up a game

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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

I've noticed a (glitchy) hotfix for Fisheye and Whirl a couple days ago - glad to see that the rest will be fixed too

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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

whoa i did not know about that glitch…
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

That's really nice!

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Sarger001
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

Lightnin wrote:

scimonster wrote:

Seems like Adobe got blasted pretty well on the bug report.
HTML5 looking any brighter, ST?

Second post.

Not really, unfortunately - especially for tablets. While we agree that it's the future, it's still too slow / has very poor browser support for a lot of our needs.

Aww man, i really wanted scratch on my Wii U.
Will there be support for HTML5 in the future?

scimonster
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8/30/13: Update on lag caused by Adobe Flash pulling support for pixel-bender.

Sarger001 wrote:

Lightnin wrote:

scimonster wrote:

Seems like Adobe got blasted pretty well on the bug report.
HTML5 looking any brighter, ST?

Second post.

Not really, unfortunately - especially for tablets. While we agree that it's the future, it's still too slow / has very poor browser support for a lot of our needs.

Aww man, i really wanted scratch on my Wii U.
Will there be support for HTML5 in the future?
I'm guessing in a few years the market will be ready for it.

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