eculp at casasponti.net
Wed Jun 11 19:48:52 UTC 2008
Quoting "Robert Huff" <roberthuff at rcn.com>:
> eculp writes:
>> I've got a question. A friend has been loaning me his old laptop
>> at work that runs Ubuntu and flash runs fine. I have not been
>> able to make it fail, yet at least. Could there be a clue in
>> Ubuntu somewhare? I'm actually thinking of running it under
>> kqemu, if there isn't too much overhead, on my amd64 laptop until
>> this gets sorted out.
> The "Flashplugin"s in the ports collection are the Linux
> versions, which require both a) an interface between the plugin and
> the browser and b) the Linux emulation layer.
> My last information about Flash9, gleaned from various FreeBSD
> mailing lists: the problem is thought to be _somewhere_ between the
> plugin and the emulation layer. This is roughly equivalent to
> saying there is a mouse somewhere in <inesrt your continent here>.
> The current set of permanent pest control experts (the Linux
> emulation crew) has considered the matter and decided this is not
> worth the time. As of the time I heard about it, this was in part
> because a) Flash9 had tangible problems under Linux and b) even if
> they knew what was broken in the plugin the track record of Adobe
> being willing to fix it was poor. (Volunteers for a special mission
> should apply on the emulation@ list.)
> Don't get me wrong - I'd love to have a working Flash<current>
> even under emulation. But after _years_ of having hopes raised and
> dashed I'm pretty much waiting for Flash10 which is supposed to have
> an open spec API (ABI??).
Great information, Robert. Thanks.
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