I bet you never saw this coming: Adobe donates the ActionScript engine to Mozilla.
When I first heard this from an Adobe User Group Breeze meeting, all I can say was “Whoa!” Almost all Adobe User Group managers shared the same reaction. Now that it’s official, what does the Tamarin Project mean for us:
- Adobe and Mozilla will be bridging the gap between Flash and AJAX by incorporating the Flash Player and ActionScript in any Gecko-based application.
- It may be possible to see “Flash Email” in your Thunderbird client.
- No more Flash plugin installation!
Trivia: Tamarin name comes from the small monkeys found in South America (Thanks Wikipedia!). In Filipino, the word “tamarin” translates to “to become lazy.”