64 bit platforms, and Micro-media "Flash"

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 14 16:19:52 UTC 2005

>  It seems Ubuntu has really lead the field producing a workable 64 bit o/s,
> or platform, that perhaps no other org
>  has done. Certainly not Micro$oft.  This has been driven home on the
> forums. O.K., I naively wrote to Macromedia
>  and asked about a "64 bit" version.  Response below (their 3rd reply to me
> from my one request)
>  Hi Allen,
> Thank you for contacting Macromedia Technical Support.
> Currently there is no version of Shockwave and Flash Players that supports
> 64-bit platforms. As technical support is not privy to the release dates of
> later version of our products, we encourage you to visit our website from
> time
> to time to check for the Flash Player version that you want.
> Thank you for understanding, we hope that this information has been of
> value.

Yesterday  I was trying to track down release notes for the new Flash
7.0.61 update (Ubuntu/Debian only contains 7.0.25) to see if it was
security related (it doesn't seem so), and also ran into the Users
forum on their web site:


If you start looking around the threads there, you can see quite a few
from people who are looking for 64 bit-based  Flash. and they  have
been vocal about it on the Macromedia forums.

I still have hopes that gplflash will  work one day
(http://gplflash.sourceforge.net/) as a replacement to the Macromedia

Daniel Robitaille

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