Adobe De-Supporting Flash Player Will Impact DRS Users

By David Steer

Unless you have been living underneath a rock, you’ll know that on the 31st of December 2020 Adobe Flash will be no more! In 2017 it was announced that Adobe Flash, a long standing software used across multiple platforms, is being put to bed. Microsoft announced they will remove the ability to run Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer across all supported versions of Microsoft Windows. In addition, Google took a similar stance with the Chrome browser, and other browsers such as Firefox will also cease to support Flash. As a result, users will no longer have any ability to either enable, install or run Flash on any browser beyond the end of 2020. This has a significant effect on all customers who will now require a DRS upgrade to DRS 5.7.

This affects Kirona DRS customers!

Adobe Flash Player runs elements of Kirona’s Dynamic Resource Scheduling system. In preparation for Flash being de-supported, Kirona is replacing Adobe Flash Player with HTML 5 in the DRS version 5.7.

Kirona requires that all our customers are upgraded and live on version 5.7 before the end of 2020.

If a customer does not upgrade to the DRS version 5.7 before the end of 2020, then the diaries, the pads and the custom actions within DRS will no longer function making the software unusable.

The additional benefits to the upgrade

Other than to replace Adobe Flash Player, by upgrading to 5.7 you will also get:

  • Configurable Diary Worker order display
  • Optimised performance and speed of multiple diary view
  • Data capture streamlined and simplified
  • Latest 3rd party component security fixes (Apache, Tomcat, PHP, etc)
  • Improved functionality of the maps feature

DRS Upgrade to 5.7

We are now upgrading customers so if you’ve not yet booked your upgrade, please get in contact to arrange your upgrade.

If you are amongst the handful of customer using DRS version 5.4 or lower, you will need to upgrade to version 5.6 first and then upgrade to 5.7.

To book your upgrade please get in contact with your account manager or arrange a call-back