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Dynamic Process Tracing Environment User Discussion

Update on DPTE Status

July 17, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

We need to let you know that Adobe Flash, the underlying software that runs the system, is being withdrawn. As of the end of 2020, Adobe will no longer support, update and distribute the Flash player plug-in. At this point we do not know if this will mean DPTE will no longer work unless modified, but that’s what we expect.

We hope to find funding to update DPTE to become HTML5 compliant, eliminating the need for Flash, and keeping the system running. As of today, we do not yet have that funding.


What do you need to do?

First, you should be able to continue running DPTE studies between now and the end of next year.

Second, we encourage you to download copies of the data from any experiments you have run, just to ensure that you have it.

Third, do not start new studies that are expected to run past the end of 2020.


As mentioned, we are seeking funding to rewrite DPTE. If we are successful we will let you know and at that time will also let you know about timing and migration strategies. If we are not successful in securing funding, we will let you know that as well.

If you have any questions, please free free to email Dave Redlawsk at redlawsk@udel.edu.

We hope you’ve found DPTE to be a valuable tool, and we’re certainly working to overcome this challenge so it can remain available.


Best wishes,

Dave Redlawsk and Rick Lau


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