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

Scott T. Hildreth shildret at
Fri Jun 20 14:49:15 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 08:39 +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Quoting John Kozubik <john at> (from Thu, 19 Jun 2008  
> 14:38:11 -0700 (PDT)):
> > First, a bounty has been posted here:
> >
> >
> >

  Maybe the bounty would be better spent here,

This was from an email on the gnome list from Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at>

"As to the point about Flash, Kris also mentioned that he has the ear of
 someone at Adobe who was hinting that a capable developer willing to
 sign an NDA could be given code to work on a native Flash plug-in port.
 This could bode well for PC-BSD and FreeBSD should someone step up to   
 do this work."

>  From the site:
> ---snip---
> 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.
> ---snip---
> Comments from other people with some more money not included here...
> And now the sad reality check: linux-flashplugin9 will _never_ work on  
> 6.x (lack of linux 2.6 emulation, and this is not a MFC candidate).
> Getting it to work on 7.x is possible. "All what you need" is  
> nspluginwrapper to get it running in the native  
> firefox/opera/whatever, and someone who is willing to debug the  
> linuxulator (on -current, as there is a more complete 2.6  
> compatibility there, and this can be MFCed to 7.x) and find the  
> bug/problem which is causing the crashes. Whoever is willing to tackle  
> this: head over to emulation@ (CCed) and ask what debugging  
> possibilities we have in the linuxulator.
> Note: AFAIK linux-flashplugin9 is not completely stable on linux either...
> Bye,
> Alexander.

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