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! 😀
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 😀
This could be a new red pill for our webapps,
Stay tuned 😉