Porting Acrobat 9 to FBSD Mozilla / Opera and OT: installer
promotion (was "Re: is THIS why the 6.2 release seems stalled ?")
jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Jan 11 15:44:24 UTC 2007
On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 11:07:04PM -0500, Dak Ghatikachalam wrote:
> I think it is about time that FREEBSD OS gets the act together by
> integrating all the plugins for firefox.
> I have been trying to make these plugins work,
Really, isnt't that a Firefox/Mozilla thing, plus possibly the
creaters/maintainers of the plugins?
FreeBSD does not create or maintain Firefox or the plugins.
FreeBSD only accepts the port[s] to be in the FreeBSD ports
collection. That's the way ports work.
So, maybe you should get on the horn to the Firefox people.
and maybe some people who support some of the plugins.
> not sure what more we need countering all plugins for firefox
> which could make work all, right now I could only view the video in cnn.com.
> Others like ABC news, google video, youtube, msnbc.ocm, and so many other
> news networks, in general anything the videos from web browser are not
> either it is expecting the flash player ( I configured this but does not
> seem to work) or shockwave player
> I found this linux tutorial giving some insight
> This is such a big deal, that we could not view any videos in firefox,
> I have compiled the mplayer, but that makes he cnn.com work not sure the
> same mplayer can be used in the place of all those plugins out here.
> and then there is that big discussion I see in freebsd last month
> On 1/10/07, Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu> wrote:
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> >Scott Mitchell wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 02:32:41PM -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> >>> Scott and Nikolas,
> >>> I'll try to get the linuxplugin-wrapper port to work with Flash9
> >>> for Linux and then I'll submit the change upstream to the maintainer. I
> >>> too am tired of the fact that Flash is so ubiquitous, but don't have
> >>> much choice but to get it working.
> >>> Aw well.. when in Rome, one must do as the Romans do.. even if
> >>> it involves "hideous" plugins/content :).
> >> Garrett,
> >> That would be cool - I've not tried anything newer than Flash 7,
> >although I
> >> guess there wasn't anything newer until recently, for Linux
> >anyway. Would
> >> be great if you could get it to work.
> >> I've just noticed that there's a www/opera-linuxplugins port that
> >> to install Opera 9.10 with the necessary configuration tweaks to use
> >> plugins. It should just be a matter of installing that, then adding the
> >> install dirs of the various plugins to Opera's plugin path...
> >> Cheers,
> >> Scott
> >Yup, I know. I'll take a look into the opera linuxplugin wrapper port
> >too so I can get both Mozilla and Opera sync'ed. I should start work
> >sometime this weekend because I need to finish off another project
> >I move to California.
> >Speaking of which, any Windows admins on this list want me to post the
> >source for the installer / updater / package manager on sourceforge? It
> >may come in handy. I don't expect anyone to use it for Unix since
> >scripting in Unix is excellent already, but I'm going to automatically
> >add in Windows support and maybe Mac OSX support as well, but that's
> >iffy.. I'm only going to working for my IT firm for a while, so support
> >would be beer-based funding, if anyone's interested :D.
> >- -Garrett
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