ActionScript 3, AIR, Flash Player 10, News

Adobe Stratus on Adobe Labs

Did you remember “Pacifica” project? Now it’ [UPDATE: Adobe Stratus is a rendezvous service for RTMFP, a new protocol built in to Flash Player 10 and AIR 1.5. Neither RTMFP nor Stratus are related to the project codenamed Pacifica.] Something new is on adobe labs and its name is “Stratus“..WONDERFUL! πŸ˜€

Let’s explain what i’m talking about:

Stratus is “hosted rendezvous service that aids establishing communications between Flash Player endpoints”.
This technology enables clients’ flash player (10 +, or AIR 1.5) to connect directly each other to share runtime informations…actually PEER TO PEER!! (underline this: Stratus is a service by Adobe, not a technology to run on own servers).

Stratus does support only “end to end” p2p, multicast or swarming are not supported. This means we’re not enabled to create a new air-mule service over stratus, but we can build our p2p video chat, p2p real time games, etc…

Stratus introduces a new data transfer protocol: RTMFP, which uses UDP instead of clean RTMP which uses TCP. (note, RTMFP is not RTMP*, which is the encrypted protocol for FMS).

Stratus is now beta, and you can test a sample application hosted on the labs Stratus page

Stratus is going to be released next year (hopefully “early”) …it seems we’re going to have real time “anything” in few months πŸ˜€

This could be a new red pill for our webapps,
Stay tuned πŸ˜‰

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