Flash Player + Java?

JITB Project Attempts to Build Flash Player Using Java

Jessica Thornsby

Joa Ebert has unveiled his work-in-progress Flash player built with Java.

Joa Ebert has blogged about his JITB project, where he is attempting to build a Flash Player using Java.

Currently, JITB can translate a subset of ActionScript code into Java bytecode at runtime. He is also working at Java interoperability, which means users would be able to call Java classes from within ActionScript.

Ebert outlines a few things on his to do list, namely implement the whole Flash API, and give the Display List rendering an OpenGL implementation. However, he has high hopes for the future: “Hopefully you will be able to use JITB on your desktop machine, on a server or on an Android phone. Basically everywhere Java runs.”



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