Sorry about the late response on this. I was just cleaning up some posts that weren't answered in the beta forums and wanted to give you a response.
You probably already know that Adobe's support for Flex ended around 2011. We donated the code to the Apache Foundation, and the Apache Flex project continues to develop and maintain the Flex SDK. There is some ongoing support for Flex through the Apache foundation, but it's not something where we're throwing the full weight of the company behind it anymore.
There are no plans at this time to discontinue Flash Player, but the landscape is evolving, and it's clear that the browser vendors are pursuing strategies that will increase friction for users running Flash content. I don't see that trend reversing itself anytime soon.
That said, I don't think you ever get to the nirvana of maintenance-free products, simply because there's so much fragmentation and change happening in the market. New display technologies emerge with higher densities, new categories devices and form factors go in and out of fashion, browsers and operating systems are always changing, etc. That said, minimizing risk in your technology stack will probably save you work and keep you more nimble and competitive in the long run.
Hi, Now that Adobe announced the EOL of the Flash Player, what is the future of Adobe Air ?