Wanted: Flash player for <browser_of_choice>....
chris at monochrome.org
Wed Apr 12 00:52:30 UTC 2006
On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:41:16PM -0500, Eric Schuele wrote:
>> Joseph Vella wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 11 April 2006 06:47, Eric Schuele wrote:
>>>> [Hoping this isn't too OT for the list]
>>>> So... now that www/linux-flashplugin* are gone, I was hoping to get
>>>> opinions on which alternative flashplayer(s) are reasonably good. I use
>>>> firefox and would prefer a plugin for it... but am generally interested
>>>> in the state of any flash player. I know there are a handful in ports,
>>>> just wanted some opinions.
>>>> Could anyone please offer their opinion on
>>>> - which alternative they are using
>>>> - why
>>>> - comment(s) on installation ease (or lack thereof)
>>>> - is it a standalone or plugin
>>> I missed it. Why is www/linux-flashplugin* gone?
>> From /usr/ports/UPDATING:
>> AFFECTS: users of www/linux-flashplugin*
>> AUTHOR: hrs at FreeBSD.org
>> These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
>> explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
>> For more details, see
> Good grief! Is this even under linux-emulatio? Oughtta read
> the URL. WHat a pain!
Seriously. But there it is, in section 3.a.(D) of the given URL:
"You may not use the Software on ... any operating system that
is not an Authorized Operating System."
I wonder why Macromedia felt the need to pay their lawyers to add this
clause. I will email them and ask, if I can find a way to do so.
Serious question: If one already happened to have this package
installed, could he hold onto it by editing pkgtools.conf to contain
HOLD_PKGS = [
Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
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