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Is HelixPlayer still alive?

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I wonder what the state of RealPlayer, HelixPlayer in generel, is. As you might now, the HelixPlayer or the RealPlayer in its current version, 1.0.something (or RealPlayer 10.0.x) was released in its first version almost three years (!) ago. As you can see in this list there have been minor updates but none of them is really important.

So for three years now nothing has been released in the player area. If you search the homepage for current development plans and roadmaps, you find for example the progress map for the Player version 2.x. Looks like last time someone did something in this area was 2005. Again, one and half year ago.

However, interesting in this case is that all plans are aiming for the Cayenne engine. To explain what Cayenne is: all HelixPlayers are powered by an underlying engine, called Helix DNA client. For HelixPlayer 1.x the engine was generation 1. The next generation engine, generation 2, is called Cayenne.

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