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Old 08-19-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Thumbs down No more Adobe Flash for Linux.


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NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform.
-- From http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
 
Old 08-19-2012, 02:47 AM   #2
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Yes. To put that in perspective read this white paper, last updated July 19, 2012.

Long story short: users still wanting to use Flash in Linux will have to use Google Chrome.

Other than that, let's count on an increase of html 5 usage.

Personally I don't worry about that as I hate websites using flash, don't watch that much videos and am not a gamer - well, at least not that kind of games
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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And then there's gnash, and lightspark. But they're not up to the standard of adobe flash, yet.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Use Chrome, problem solved.

Code:
Flash  - Version: 11.3.31.227
Shockwave Flash 11.3 r31
Name:	Shockwave Flash
Description:	Shockwave Flash 11.3 r31
Version:	11.3.31.227
Location:	/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
Type:	PPAPI (out-of-process)
 
Old 08-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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Flash has had its day in the sun regardless. There are now powerful replacements for it.

Slightly unrelated: One thing you might wish to look at is haXe ... a very nice multi-platform language that I have used extensively with good results.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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And then there's gnash, and lightspark. But they're not up to the standard of adobe flash, yet.
YouTube doesn't work with them. And I don't see any other reason to use flash at all.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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Flash has had its day in the sun regardless. There are now powerful replacements for it.
Yes, there are:
http://blog.lovefilm.com/uncategoriz...lverlight.html
Linux has no option as far as online video is concerned. In the UK, for example, you either buy an OS or you don't get paid for video. The only option for paid video on Linux in the UK is the legally-dubious DVD.
I realise many people don't care about watching films on Linux but for anyone that does the death of Flash is a bad thing pragmatically, regardless of what a hateful processor hog it is.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:50 PM   #8
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Geez, no more flash for linux. Richard Stallamn must be doing cartwheels
 
Old 09-03-2012, 02:24 AM   #9
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There's no more flash for anything. It's pretty well winding down to windows only. I mean the biggest platforms in no particular order are windows pc's, macs, iphones, android devices, and linux desktops. There was never flash on the iphone, it's being dropped for android, it goes away from linux and it's pretty well back to windows pc's and macs again, this time it says more about the state of flash than it does about the state of the other platforms I think.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #10
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It seems adobe is even ignoring critical updates for adobe reader for linux
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...x-1668153.html

Boy, talk about a company who is bias
 
Old 09-03-2012, 08:45 PM   #11
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This is probably a stupid question, but will Flash be able to run on browsers which are based on the Chromium framework? I'm using SRWare Iron, and I can't say I'm too thrilled by the concept of having to move to Google Chrome in order to be able to view YouTube videos.
 
  


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