Firefox/NPAPI/Flash discussion for UDS

Marco Trevisan marco.trevisan at
Mon Oct 19 13:12:58 UTC 2015

Il 12/10/2015 21:39, Bryan Quigley ha scritto:
> Hi all,
> Mozilla has announced their plan to drop NPAPI support for everything
> but Flash at the end of 2016[1].  That got me thinking that we might
> have to drop it sooner than that for 16.04 LTS [2] - which is what
> happened fro Chromium for 14.04 LTS.   Flash (NPAPI Linux) is also
> possibly going EOL for Firefox in February 2017 which might be good to
> talk about again as well.

Although Flash is not my beloved platform at all, I understand that
there's still lot of people using Ubuntu depending on that.

So, one strategy to allow Firefox to load a more updated NPAPI flash
plugin (that has not a planned EOL), would be to use freshplayerplugin¹.
I'm using that for long time, and it's working really well (indeed much
better than the stock one), while it should not depend on Hal.


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