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

Roman Divacky rdivacky at
Fri Jun 20 08:05:14 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 08:39:06AM +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:
> >
> >
> >
> 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.

I tried to debug the flash9 and failed badly. It might be that I overlooked
something trivial but...

the flash9 is a big binary-only monster and basically the only trace
of what its doing you can get is a syscall-trace. Which is not that much
useful. I didnt find any missing syscalls or something like that and the
fail is a complete mystery for me.... otoh I looked at this a LOONG time ago.
I might want to look at it again (after some other things settle)

anyway... I dont think that flash9 crashes are related to 2.6 emulation in any
way. iirc it runs (and crashes) on 2.4 as well. I remember it crashes in 
$the_thing_that_ff_uses_to_report_bugs which was some proprietary app which
got replaced in ff3.0, you might want to check what happened.

anyway - if someone wants to debug this, feel free to contact me, I am willing
to help


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