flash player 9 -don't include it in Feisty

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 19 16:23:12 UTC 2007

On 1/19/07, Conrad Knauer <atheoi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/19/07, Conrad Knauer <atheoi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If we're going
> > to offer proprietary Flash at all, it would be *worse* press IMHO to
> > consciously choose to have a version that doesn't work on 'big name'
> > (e.g. movie) sites.
> >
> > For the Flash 7 Player he could always add the Edgy multiverse repo
> > and use the one from there... (in Synaptic: Package -> Force Version
> > and then Lock Version)
> Oh!  Hey, I just noticed that mozilla-plugin-gnash is in universe;
> that's (mostly) Flash 7 compatible, so he should use that :)
> http://process-of-elimination.net/wiki/GNU_Gnash_Screenshots_and_Review

Last time I tried gnash  it was quite buggy.  But that was quite a
while back so  I'm sure things are better now.

It's nice to be able to offer a free choice to users, but I suspect
this one "feature"  (according to that wiki page) will prevent a lot
of people of switching to it:
      "not all Flash files play presently, such as YouTube"

Daniel Robitaille

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