concerning flash under freebsd

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Wed Jun 16 01:02:52 UTC 2010

On Tue 15 Jun 2010 at 15:11:47 PDT Programmer in Training wrote:

>"Don't install it." isn't a valid option.  

Sure it is.  The fact that it's an option you don't want to accept
doesn't make it invalid.

>I also take issue with the "well use a supported OS" schtick. I will
>tell Adobe to provide a FreeBSD-native release, though it would be nice
>to know I won't be the only one. I'm actually going right now to do so.
>Who's with me?

Actually, you're starting down a well-trodden path.  Many people have
already asked Adobe for a FreeBSD-native release, and Adobe has never
seen fit to do so.  The FreeBSD desktop market is apparently too small
to make it worth their while.  That's a perfectly valid position for
them to take, no matter how much we might dislike it.

And "Use a supported OS if you want Flash" isn't a schtick.  It's
eminently practical advice, from people who have tried but don't see any
way the situation on FreeBSD is likely to change.

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