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Flex and Concurrency

Ashish Rajput

Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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Congratulations on the book Satish. I was wondering if AIR would be able to harness the OS level bridge in order to bring in multi-threading and thus take advantage of multi-core cpu's. This is one area where Java far excels many other platforms in my mind. What do you think?
Satish Kore
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Joined: Feb 10, 2004
Posts: 43
Hi Ashish,

Thank you.

I agree with you on this point that AIR needs to have multi-thread support, I hope Adobe will put this into future AIR releases. So far there is Merapi ( which seems to bridge this gap, however I have not personally used it.


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amit punekar
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Joined: May 14, 2004
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Just wandering, would this mean that Flex client running on client browser would be able to spawn threads ?
Would it be advisable?
I might have misunderstood the context of question but just wanted to get more insight on this.

Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
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AIR does not run in the browser, it is a stand alone Flash client.

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amit punekar
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thanks for the reply.
Yeah, it runs in the Flash client but still the client OS will need to handle the threading, isnt it?
Thats what I was curious about?
How good would be that depending on client OS to manage the threads of a web-application running in a fat and Flash client.

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