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Apple bans Adobe CS5 Flash Compiler

binarylarry (1338699) writes | about 4 years ago

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binarylarry (1338699) writes "Looks like Adobe's release of CS5 with the Flash-to-native compiler has been nixed by Apple's new user agreement:

"3.3.1 — Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs."

When did Apple become the most evil technology company on the planet? I bet the folks at Google are feeling really good about Android's future prospects. This ban also affects MonoTouch and other non Objective-C development platforms for the iPhone/iPad and similar Apple devices."

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Huh? (1)

bradgoodman (964302) | about 4 years ago | (#31783274)

How do you get that you can't use a proprietary compiler from "You can't use private/undocumented APIs"?

Re:Huh? (1)

msclrhd (1211086) | about 4 years ago | (#31784136)

From the updated version of that section as mentioned in TFA: "3.3.1 — Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited)."

Pretty much bans this and MonoTouch, as the former is originally written in Flash and the latter originally written in C#.

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