eculp 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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