Status of Flash 9 on stable
oberman at es.net
Thu Oct 16 16:08:09 PDT 2008
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:25:37 -0500
> From: Mark Kane <mark at mkproductions.org>
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 22:28:58 +0200, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> > Patches have been committed to CURRENT and should have been MFC'ed
> > last weekend, but haven't for some reason.
> > The port has a PR waiting for maintainer feedback:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=127839
> > The relevant thread on emulation@ is:
> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-emulation/2008-September/005311.html
> > (continues in October archives)
> I'm using RELENG_7 as of yesterday which appears to have the linprocfs
> fixes from CURRENT, and I also updated linux-flashplayer9 with the
> patch from the above PR.
> When trying to use Flash 9 in linux-opera a few Flash items work (such
> as Adobe's test page which confirms it is using version 9 and sound
> does work on the rollovers there), but most things including YouTube
> videos or videos from other sites either do not play at all and lock up
> immediately or play for a few seconds and then lock up:
> opera: Plug-in 90514 is not responding. It will be closed.
> opera: Define environment variable OPERA_KEEP_BLOCKED_PLUGIN to keep
> blocked plug-ins.
> Trying with linux-firefox and linux-firefox-devel gives similar
> results except Firefox crashes entirely on most Flash sites.
> I was using linux_base-fc4 and 2.4.2 however I updated to linux_base-f8
> and 2.6.16 since I saw others in the above emulation@ thread having
> success with f8. There doesn't seem to be any change with f8.
> Is this still the expected behavior? I'm not sure if these fixes were
> supposed to fix everything related to Flash 9 or if there are still
> things to be done, so I'm just giving it a try and posting the results.
> I am running amd64 by the way.
> Thanks very much in advance,
> FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #14: Thu Oct 16 00:12:09 CDT 2008 amd64
I see that Flash 10 is out for Linux:
<http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3225467354.html>. Even if this gets
Flash 9 working to some degree, we're still out of date. :-(
We need to run as fast as we can just to stay where we are.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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