concerning flash under freebsd

Samuel Martín Moro faust64 at
Tue Jun 15 22:32:53 UTC 2010

Their last Linux release only exists for x86.
Two ArchLinux mailinglists are advising users about uninstalling Flash from
our systems.

Flash is hardly working on BSD. And often bug on Linux.

I spent one month, for my work, trying to correct a few of those crashes (we
provide FreeBSD servers, our administrative intranet uses Flash sockets).
Well, nspluginwrapper source is a complete mindfuck.
Just wait for newer releases, and check if what you need works.

For now, HTML5 is about to replace it, spreading on Youtube&Co., and we
still did not knew a working version of Flash under Linux.
The day Adobe would provide compatible softwares, they may speak about
supporting Linux/Solaris...
Until that, the cleanest way to proceed, is to setup a Windows VM...

Samuel Martín Moro
CamTrace S.A.S

"Remember, the problem is not that people are stupid;
 the problem is that modems are cheap."
                                                Vince Sabio

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:

> On Jun 15, 2010, at 2:49 PM, Programmer in Training wrote:
> [ ... ]
> > While that may be, try telling that to your 4 yr old nephew who likes to
> play those flash based games on PBS Kids. Almost all Internet video has
> moved to flash as well (such as all the sermons on which my
> church uses). Flash is buggy, I'll give you that, but "Don't install it." is
> not an option for a lot of people.
> Adobe supports Windows, MacOSX, Linux, and Solaris (from
> ).  If it is important to
> you that Flash works well, you should either persuade Adobe to provide a
> FreeBSD version, or you should switch to using one of the platforms on which
> Flash is supported.
> Regards,
> --
> -Chuck
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