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Old 01-18-2004, 11:31 PM   #91
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You are well over 500.. seems about time you can send that in..
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:52 PM   #92
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I'm having troubles contacting Macromedia. Seems that hr@macromedia.com isn't an email address anymore. And apparently support@macromedia.com and response@macromedia.com never were email addresses. And I've dug through their website, and I STILL can't find any email address. Even if I got an automated address, I'm sure I could get hold of someone since even Microsoft gives out employee email addresses if you're having major troubles with their software. If any of you could help me out with finding some email addresses, that would be great.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 12:41 AM   #93
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its not hr@macromedia.com, its pr@macromedia.com..
 
Old 06-23-2004, 04:01 PM   #94
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Okay, I have a followup:

I've been given the office number for Miriam Geller. I'm going to call her up and try to get some more information. The first step is to make sure this is genuine. If it is, then I would recommend to the Linux community, the *nix communities, the *BSD communities, and the general Open Source community to let them know what you think.

Here's what is posted on the petition:
Quote:
Miriam Geller, Sr. Product Manager Macromedia, Inc. Tel: (415) 252-2000 and ask to be transfer to her http://www.plugincentral.com/aHTM/Fe.../interview.htm http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/mx/.../3d_sites.html or email her mgeller@Macromedia.com I spooke with her today. They WILL not pay for it. I found http://www.mainsoft.com/ who are willing to do the project for 50k, with macromedia's agreement. WE NEED DONATIONS AND SOMEONE TO TAKE CHARGE. I am willing to donate money and time. If you have any suggestions, email me back.
My response to this message (which was forwarded to me) was as follows:
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50K? There's no way we can raise that much money. I'm in a local
group that's trying to start up a coffeehouse for highschoolers, and
over the course of four or five years, we've only managed to raise
roughly 25k, and we still have yet to get a location. This should be
an open-sourced project, with no need for money. I will contact Ms.
Geller and try to work something out. Thanks for the help, it's
greatly appreciated.

Rob
I will submit followups as they come. I would be very obliged if others would decide to help and donate their time. I'm not asking for a money fund yet, and hopefully we won't have to. But I'm sure that the Open source community will do whatever it takes to get this project rolling.

Followup:

The phone number is genuine, however, I was only able to get her voice mail. If anyone would choose to call the development staff for Shockwave, I ask that you be courteous and that we do not bombard the staff so that they cannot perform their duties. If you decide to follow through and call, I also ask of you to post what you have learned and what you discussed. There is no need for the community to ask the staff the same questions over and over again, and there is no reason whatsoever as to why the staff should have to put up with harrassment such as that.

Last edited by r_jensen11; 06-23-2004 at 04:09 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 08:21 AM   #95
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i know

i signed it, waited a while, signed it again

Still no answer!!! Please Tell me another site for shockwave, becuz i wanna play a game i got flash.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 09:12 AM   #96
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I got shockwave already thanks to codewevers crossover Can't wait forever for these guys...
 
Old 07-04-2004, 09:17 AM   #97
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me to

crossover doesn't work for http://www.habbo.com

thats why i need X-Director
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:42 AM   #98
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hi all. i don't know if this has been posted or not, but i'll post it again anyway. i found this email in an archive of the SuSE mailing list.

From: Jarl Friis <jarl@softace.dk>
Date: 01 Feb 2003 11:53:12 +0100
Message-ID: <m3el6sz2zr.fsf@zeus.intra.softace.dk>
Subject: [suse-kde] OT: Shockwave Player for Linux


Dear all.

If you would like to see Macromedia ShockWave Player please read on.

A couple of days ago I contacted Macromedia regarding a Macromedia
Shockwave Player for Linux (they have already made a Flash Player
available). I requested them to build a Shockwave Player for linux and
this was their response:

-----------
Hi Jarl,

Thank you for writing Macromedia Technical Support.

The best thing to do would be to fill out the Feature Request form
here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/email/wishform/ and have other
Linux users do the same.

The engineers view the wishlist regularly and would consider porting
the player to Linux if enough users request for it.

We hoped this has helped.

Best regards,

Jayem Abania
Macromedia Technical Support
-----------

This certainly look like development on demand. So I highly encourage
you all to visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/email/wishform/ to
fill out a wish for a Shockwave Player for linux.

Jarl


in other words, instead of signing this online petition (which i also signed, btw), i think we need to just flood macromedia with requests. with such a high demand, there's no way they can turn us down. well, they could turn us down, but it would be stupid.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 10:46 AM   #99
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Sounds logical and a better idea than having everyone ring Macromedia up on the tele.

Here's what I put in:

Name: *My name*
Email: *My email*
This is a: Feature Request
Product Name: Shockwave
Product Version: 10
Browser: Netscape Navigator
Your Operating System: Linux
Your Operating System Version: 2.4.26
Please enter your product request....: Shockwave player for Linux. Flashplayer is already available, and websites are losing revenue and hits because Linux users cannot use shockwave programs.

Last edited by r_jensen11; 07-10-2004 at 10:55 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 07:04 AM   #100
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Signed
 
Old 07-16-2004, 10:48 AM   #101
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signed, the petition, and sent in the form to Macromedia. I miss, sorry, my SON misses those racing games on www.lego.com.

Seriously, not having this plug in is another thing in the "against" column for Linux on the desktop, and not all of us can afford Apple Macs!
 
Old 07-29-2004, 11:38 AM   #102
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I just searched "shockwave" under http://www.google.com/linux (full url is http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...=Google+Search )

and lo and behold, the petition is the first hit! Not only that, but this thread is the fourth hit! Hopefully this will gain even more momentem, and perhaps more people will be willing to help contact the people at Macromedia and tell them what they think!
 
Old 07-29-2004, 11:42 AM   #103
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signed it
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:04 PM   #104
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*bump*
 
Old 08-19-2004, 04:29 PM   #105
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ever

you guys ever tried CrossOver? its way better then waiting.
 
  


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