Web security dunce Adobe helps Microsoft on ‘Spartan’ browser
Flash-maker to contribute only to graphics, layout
Microsoft has announced that Adobe is helping to develop parts of Redmond's forthcoming Web browser, currently known as Project Spartan, The Register reported.
Adobe's Flash browser plug-in has been one of the top pieces of software for code vulnerabilities over the past few years, but according to Microsoft's post on its developer blog, Adobe will be in charge of aesthetic aspects of the yet-to-named browser.
"The [Adobe] team contributes in the areas of layout, typography, graphic design and motion, with significant commits to the Web platform," Microsoft said in its MSDN post. "Adobe engineers Rik Cabanier, Max Vujovic, Sylvain Galineau, and Ethan Malasky have provided contributions in partnership with engineers on the IE team."
Microsoft's current browser, the much-maligned Internet Explorer, will be phased out following Spartan's release, which is believed to be with Windows 10. IE has been slammed by many tech analysts, journalists and software developers for its proprietary nature and called "bloatware" by some. The name of the project to develop its replacement has been widely interpreted as an attempt to build a lightweight browser from the ground up.