Lack of Flash support is no longer acceptable. Bounty established...

Matt Olander matt at
Fri Jun 20 00:28:37 UTC 2008

On Jun 19, 2008, at 3:57 PM, John Kozubik wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
>> Hash: SHA512
>> John Kozubik wrote:
>> |
>> | Don't shoot the messenger:
>> |
>> |
>> | FreeBSD is not useful as a desktop environment without the  
>> ability to
>> | support Flash in a stable, well-performing fashion.
>> gnash-devel provides flash 9 and works pretty well...
> That's why I discounted that as a solution.  I am a FreeBSD desktop  
> user,
> not a FreeBSD desktop developer.  I, and many others, do not have  
> time to
> hack around with gnash working "pretty well".

I have been working with Adobe management and the Flash development  
team for quite some time. It seems, just as with the redistribution  
agreement we worked out with them, the legal department is most likely  
the hold up. I will have an update for the FreeBSD community within  
the next couple of months. In the meantime, just in case, it could be  
worthwhile to further our support of linux-flash9 under FreeBSD.


Matt Olander
CTO, iXsystems - "Servers for Open Source"
Public Relations, The FreeBSD Project     
BSD on the  
Phone: (408)943-4100 ext. 113                                    Fax:  

More information about the freebsd-advocacy mailing list