Bug#831549: RM: mtasc -- ROM; obsoleted by newer standard web technologies

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Fri Dec 22 22:58:52 UTC 2017

Control: severity -1 serious
Control: severity 831553 normal

Hi everyone,

The buster cycle is the right time to remove mtasc from the Debian
archive. It has been unmaintained in Debian and upstream for years. The
web ecosystem is moving away from Flash towards standard web tech,
which can now replace most use of Flash. Debian should encourage our
upstreams to move towards standard web tech like HTML5 and JavaScript.

Please talk to your upstreams about transitioning away from
ActionScript 2 towards HTML5 JavaScript. If they need to still
support Flash for some users, then they should switch to something
like Haxe but they should not build Flash files by default. 

On Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:29:50 -0500 Scott Kitterman wrote:

> 15 months later all but one of those bugs is still open.  Can you either work 
> with the maintainers to get them done or close this request until it's ripe 
> for processing.


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