Lack of Flash support is no longer acceptable. Bounty
gahr at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 20 11:08:46 UTC 2008
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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...
| Running IE in Wine is not a solution.
| Running another OS in vmware to simply browse the web is not a solution.
| Free flash alternatives and flash movie players, etc., are, unfortunately,
| not a solution.
| ports/linux-flashplayer9 _is_ a solution, however it (currently) fails
| First, a bounty has been posted here:
| We aren't even asking for new code, per se - anyone merely posting a
| recipe that allows linux-flashplayer9 to run, without crashing and with
| reasonable performance, with a generic browser (opera, firefox, konqueror)
| can claim the bounty. In fact, a recipe that is entirely inside the Linux
| Binary Compatibility layer would be just fine - running the linux version
| of a browser through binary compat is reasonable.
| Second, I am calling on the FreeBSD Foundation to commit time and money to
| ensuring that flash functionality is recognized as a high priority for
| FreeBSD desktop use. I am willing to donate funds for this purpose.
| Flash 9 will not be the baseline forever, and it is inefficient to ramp up
| a grass roots bounty effort each time Adobe releases a new product. For
| this reason I believe it is reasonable for the project itself to ensure
| that Flash support is delivered and maintained in a timely fashion.
|  Since we're all probably already running Linux Binary
| Compat anyway...
| John Kozubik - john at kozubik.com - http://www.kozubik.com
gahr at FreeBSD.org
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