Flash, and 32 vs. 64
pgoetz at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Jun 17 18:57:56 UTC 2009
> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 13:42:07 -0400
> From: Daniel Chen <seven.steps at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Stable 64-bit flash
> To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
> Danny Piccirillo<danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> > No exception can be made there? How have exceptions been made
> before? Is
>> > there some way to work around that?
> Exceptions to the redistribution terms must be granted by Adobe.
Issues like this are *precisely* why we need HTML 5 sooner rather than
Meanwhile, with regard to 64-bit flash, we've been doing some "user
experience" testing comparisons between identical machines (Dell
Optiplex 960 w/ intel 8500CPU+4GB RAM) installed with the 32-bit and
64-bit versions of Jaunty, respectively. On the 64-bit system, firefox
was *significantly* slower to start and load pages with flash content
when the 32-bit version of Flash was installed with nspluginwrapper.
Once we switched to using the 64-bit Flash alpha plugin, the 64-bit
firefox was slightly faster than the 32-bit version. As far as I can
tell, the 64-bit Flash plugin is fairly stable and works with all the
content we could think to try out.
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