Wanted: Flash player for <browser_of_choice>....
kline at tao.thought.org
Wed Apr 12 01:35:56 UTC 2006
On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:53:23PM -0400, Chris Hill wrote:
> 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
> >> http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/license/desktop/
> > 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 = [
I don't see why the above wouldn't work; there are a few
ports I have in the HOLD_PKGS list. They're still working.
I've done some hacking the past few weeks on tools to aide
HTML stuff for books I'll soon put up, so I haven't quit
programming altgether. Sooooo: what's the consensus on
*us* andor the open-src community getting together and
doing our own free version of this shock/flash stuff?
I'm read to volunteer.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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