LibreOffice 7.0 will no longer allow content export to swf format

Flash is a technology that since 2000 had a promising career in what is web browsing, because for a long time it became one of the modern web page references at that time, toa that with the advent of HTML5, CSS3 and the great boost that JavaScript has had things have changed.

And we could say that it was for the betterAlthough the technology was promising, it represented a great security problem for websites on the server side, in addition to that for the client side (and for internet speeds of that time), it represented a large charge and consumption of network resources.

Many years later and after web developers began to create a standard in website optimization and delivery, flash began to stop being used and as time went by it simply passed into oblivion, In addition, for several time now, both the developers of the main web browsers and Adobe itself decided to put an end to this technology that is already in disuse.

Technology Flash has been in decline for ten years due to bugs and vulnerabilities security systems that have made it a prime target for hackers.

Since 2010, his reputation has been seriously affected due to reports of attacks based on vulnerabilities within it. Apple's refusal to take over the same year was not to help rebuild its aura.

How to forget to quote Google, which in 2016 stopped activating it by default in its Chrome browser. However, Adobe continues to release monthly updates, even if the technology is used on less than 5% of websites today or the number of Internet users accessing Flash content through the Chrome browser dropped from 80%. in 2014 to less than 8% in 2018.

It's a fact, in the field, Flash is on his way to the cemetery.

In a post published 2 years ago, the publisher acknowledges this and announces that the end of support for the technology is scheduled for the end of this year (2020).

“Adobe is considering ending support for Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020 and will encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to new open formats, "Adobe wrote in 2017.

And it is that not only web browsers have chosen to end support for this technology, but also other applications such as "LibreOffice" have joined this movement.

Document Foundation removes support for swf in LibreOffice 7

La Document Foundation is already working for it y in the next version of the office suite "LibreOffice 7.0" expected at the end of this year, it will be a version in which the export filter to the Macromedia Flash file format (swf) will be removed.

Macromedia Flash export filter removed as Flash Player will end at the end of 2020 

In other words, as of version 7.0 of the free office suite, It will no longer be possible to export drawings and presentations to a swf file. The upcoming change is of particular interest to users of the presentation software for free office suites LibreOffice and OpenOffice "Impress".

According to informed users, in the absence of being able to export content to Flash format, hIt has been mentioned that the format that is offered in PowerPoint works in a number of successful cases.

Besides that it is also possible to use S5 (Simple, standards-based slideshow system) based on xHTML. In this case, we remain focused on using a web browser to read a presentation as was the case with the swf format.

Finally also we can expect the next version of LibreOffice to arrive with quite a few improvements in the import or export filters to PowerPoint.

If you want to know more about it, you can consult the list of changes that are prepared for LibreOffice 7 In the following link.


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