The MovieStar release is good news, but I think flashplayer10 (Astro) is better news:
mmmh Hydra… sounds good
Oh, and there is also Thermo:
@bitgod: I don’t think there is much difference in decompiling to steal the graphics or decompiling to steal the code… it’s just stealing. There is a lot of good open code out there, so why go “illegal”?
I once had some problems in an agency because they wanted me to decompile a .swf from a client (which I did not), just because they saw me decompile a file of my own.
Yep, sometimes I decompile my own files to see how they are otimized by the flash compiler or by mtasc. I use flare, which is free and produces a single text file with all the code (as1), no graphics. Very instructive.
Sadly I’m not talking about a flash or ajax gallery… what I’m talking about is a 40.000/60.000 â‚¬ budgeted site (I’m developing just 3/4 components of the whole thing, so I won’t get that much money )
As a freelancer, I get paid on a daily basis, no matter the technology I’m using (my last work was developed in flex builder/as3, but what the client wants to know is that it’s in flash and it works online).
So I don’t think it’s just a matter of ‘low tech = low cost’.