state of flash on FreeBSD 7?
E. J. Cerejo
ejcerejo at optonline.net
Sun Mar 16 03:37:52 UTC 2008
On Sat, 15 Mar 2008 20:09:00 -0400
C Thala <cthala at gmail.com> wrote:
> more or less become a necessity.
> I turned off JS on my browsers for several years and avoided most
> popup/web issues that people had. Nowadays, I can leave it on because
> Firefox plus some plugins do a good job of blocking most of the crap
> and because it doesn't destabilize the browser like it once used to.
> So what's the deal with Flash? Occasionally, I will get a link on
> YouTube/Google Video that looks interesting, but for the most part,
> I've ignored them. Over the years, I have occasionally tried the
> mozilla flash plugin, but that has always crashed my browser within
> the first 10 minutes of use.
> So for those of you using FreeBSD 7, what is the current state of
> Flash? Can it be used regularly? Is it ready for the BSD desktop?
> Caveats? Comments? Advice?
So far I haven't had any major problems with linux-flash7 on my native firefox using nspluginwrapper. Sometimes I get the sound off sync but I can survive. It's the 9 that crashes and in my opinion should be removed from the ports collection. You can always try graphics/gnash which works natively with firefox.
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