[Bug 359438] [NEW] Flash installer provides little context, "No description found in plugin database"
endolith at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 04:39:21 UTC 2009
Public bug reported:
Binary package hint: firefox
When first installing a Flash plugin, an unhelpful dialog is popped up.
It says "Choose a plugin for media type application/x-shockwave-flash"
and then presents you with three choices.
It doesn't explain what this means, what you're doing, what the
difference is between the plugins, or anything. All it says for each
plugin is "No description found in plugin database".
1. The description above the selection box should be much more verbose.
If it's a generic description for any media plugin, it can still explain
that a plugin is needed to view a certain type of file (preferably
written out in English, with the MIME type in parentheses).
"Some media on this page cannot be displayed without installing a plugin
for Firefox. Please choose one plugin for Shockwave Flash media
(application/x-shockwave-flash)" would be at least a small improvement.
2. Then each plugin should have an honest description of what it does
and what it's capable of.
"This is the official plugin made by Adobe, etc. etc"
"This is GNU's version and does this and this but not this"
** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
Flash installer provides little context, "No description found in plugin database"
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