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Hi, today I installed the latest slackware version on my computer ,when I open my firefox to watch some video, but it reminded me of upgrading my flash player version up to 10.0+ . So I downloaded *tar.gz and according to instruction I need to move a file to flashplugin location. But I did not know where it was.
Right now you would be hard pressed to find a website that required Flash 11.4, so 11.2 is still fine. The hoping is that in time HTML5 technologies (like HTML5 Video) will have taken off to the point that Flash won't really matter anymore.
Alternatively, it it is worth noting that it is actually only the NPAPI plugin on Linux that is discontinued. Updated PPAPI based Flash is being made and provided to Chrome. If worst comes to the worst it might be possible for other browser manufacturers to implement PPAPI support and arrange something with Adobe to make the PPAPI Flash version more widely available. For now though I wouldn't worry too much about it.
There are Gnash and Lightspark, but those are not feature complete.
Indeed, despite the hard work of those involved, to be frank these projects kinda suck. It is hard to implement a closed specification. In fact that I think that route is a dead end. The solution to the problem of one company controlling Flash is not to try and chase their every changing spec but simply to reject it and put your weight behind the alternative, improved (and "open") HTML technologies that remove the need for plugins like Flash in the first place.
Last edited by ruario; 09-03-2012 at 01:18 PM.
Reason: s/dead/dead end/