Bounty announced for Flash9 in Opera in FreeBSD

Tim Clewlow tim1timau at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 1 01:46:13 PST 2008


--- Szilveszter Adam <sziszi at bsd.hu> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 05:13:30PM -0800, John Kozubik wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > "... I will pay $200 to whoever can compose a working and stable recipe
> > for running Adobe Flash 9 inside of the FreeBSD native version of Opera 9
> > on FreeBSD 6.x. This shouldn't be that hard - in fact, there is already a
> > linux-flashplugin9 port. 
> 
> Well, perhaps it should be noted that even though a port exists for
> Flash 9, it does not really work even with the linux-firefox port, the
> browser locks up from time to time with it even on sites that work
> OK with Flash 7 + native or linux-firefox. So there may be some more
> work to do than just the Opera part.
> 
> -- 
> Regards:
> 
> Szilveszter ADAM
> Budapest
> Hungary

Just one more idea - how about we do it ourselves. I'm guessing there are a
number of people who want to have native flash 9 working in the netscape family
of browsers, in particular firefox. Maybe the maintainer(s) who put together
flash 7 can let us know what needs to be done, and we could help each other
with creating the code together. It could be an opportunity for new people to
learn how to code for FreeBSD, I suspect there are many out there who want to
contribute, but are not that sure how (the ports system alone can be
intimidating at first glance). So how about we get together and show each other
how.

Just a thought, Tim.


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