[wp-hackers] New uploader from #5722 in [6659]

Jennifer Hodgdon yahgrp at poplarware.com
Mon Jan 28 23:03:49 GMT 2008

Rob wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2008 10:40 PM, Jennifer Hodgdon <yahgrp at poplarware.com> wrote:
>> Andy Skelton wrote:
>>> Since http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/6659 we have a new uploader
>>> in trunk. It will need some attention before 2.5 is released [...]
>>> Backward compatibility/progressive features: we used Flash
>> Seriously???!? You mean there is Flash in the core of the WordPress
>> admin screens? I am truly shocked, and I am not kidding.

> Why? I've not looked the patch over but I'm presuming it falls back to
> the old method of uploading if the user doesn't have flash. Why
> artificially limit ourselves when there are superior solutions that
> degrade gracefully?

I thought WordPress was supposed to be based on open-source 
technologies. Can you even develop Flash without buying some Adobe 
software? I'm not sure about that, but it's definitely not open-source.


Jennifer Hodgdon

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Web Databases/Scripts * Modeling/Analysis/Palm OS Software

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