Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 09:54 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives We all more or less hate Adobe's Flash technology for being an immense resource hog and a closed technology. To make matters worse, Flash is horribly overused in places where it shouldn't be used. Still, it's a technology that an operating system really must support in order to be declared usable by modern standards, since several popular websites rely on Flash to work. Haiku is now on the list of operating systems with Flash support.
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So tell me please
by marafaka on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:14 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-03

which operating system exactly supports Flash? Can't tell one from the top of my head? Except if by "operating system" you mean something else. And "OSnews" means news about ... something else.

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RE: So tell me please
by jessta on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:38 UTC in reply to "So tell me please"
jessta Member since:
2005-08-17

which operating system exactly supports Flash? Can't tell one from the top of my head? Except if by "operating system" you mean something else. And "OSnews" means news about ... something else.


WTF? An operating system provides support for the applications that run on it. There are a number of operating systems that support programs that process flash files.

*feeds the trolls*

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RE[2]: So tell me please
by marafaka on Wed 25th Feb 2009 11:38 UTC in reply to "RE: So tell me please"
marafaka Member since:
2006-01-03

Exactly, all of them ;)

If you didn't get my hint I'll make it very obvious: http://www.fsdaily.com/

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Undecided.
by BiPolar on Wed 25th Feb 2009 12:23 UTC
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2007-07-06

I can't decide myself: should I congratulate Adrian or should I cry in despair (another Flash-hater BeOS-user here)?

I think I'll do both.

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RE: Undecided.
by Valhalla on Wed 25th Feb 2009 13:38 UTC in reply to "Undecided."
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Well definately I think congratulations are in order. Personal dislike aside, Flash support is something users generally expects these days.

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RE[2]: Undecided.
by yahya on Wed 25th Feb 2009 14:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Undecided."
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

Actually, the true problem is that flash support is something that webmasters expect nowadays.

I feel that other formats are worse/more evil. Realplayer was more evil than flash, or imagine if ActiveX had really gained widespread usage on the web as Microsoft originally intended, or think of all those radio stations which offer their content only in WMA or RealAudio...

Edited 2009-02-25 14:05 UTC

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Freakin' sweet
by twm_bucket on Wed 25th Feb 2009 14:40 UTC
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2008-10-09

Once the Mozilla plugin is done, I can see myself using Haiku as my main OS since it will have everything I need to be productive.

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RE: Freakin' sweet
by Tuishimi on Wed 25th Feb 2009 15:48 UTC in reply to "Freakin' sweet"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

A web browser and flash?








J/K!! And, I love Haiku. (Seriously, I do).

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RE: Freakin' sweet
by TQH ! on Wed 25th Feb 2009 16:32 UTC in reply to "Freakin' sweet"
TQH ! Member since:
2006-03-16

Once the Mozilla plugin is done, I can see myself using Haiku as my main OS since it will have everything I need to not be productive.


Fixed your sentance for you.

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RE[2]: Freakin' sweet
by BiPolar on Wed 25th Feb 2009 16:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Freakin' sweet"
BiPolar Member since:
2007-07-06

I would like to give you a +1 (Funny), specially since I don't see why you got a -1, but I'm unable to do so, as I had already posted a comment.

(weird mod limitation).

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RE[3]: Freakin' sweet
by TQH ! on Thu 26th Feb 2009 10:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Freakin' sweet"
TQH ! Member since:
2006-03-16

Yes, and no hamsters was harmed in posting that comment.

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Flash not needed
by Earl Colby pottinger on Wed 25th Feb 2009 16:30 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
Member since:
2005-07-06

First, that looks like it was a lot of work to get working. Well done.

Personally, I have been abale to avoid having to use any site that requires Flash to work.

YouTube in particular, I use the Firefox media plugins to point out the direct location of the .FLV files and download them to my machine to play using VLC, and also lets me play them off-line. (This is very useful on days that the internet access seems to be running a little slow).

Still if this does help my get access to CrunchyRoll it will be worth it to me.

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Excellent news
by JPisini on Wed 25th Feb 2009 16:58 UTC
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2006-01-24

It’s nice to see the headway that Haiku is making I tried the latest Senryu release and I have to say I like what I see so far. I am looking forward to being able to install it on a machine as drivers mature. I already have a BeOS and Zeta machines that I use all the time.

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Is it gcc4 only?
by umccullough on Wed 25th Feb 2009 18:01 UTC
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

I should know this, but I don't: Does this require gcc4-built Haiku currently?

I'm guessing it does based on some previous discussions about Boost, etc., but then I'm not sure...

Looking through the notes, looks like 20+ package dependencies ported in order to build gnash? damn... go on a diet or something.

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RE: Is it gcc4 only?
by smitty on Thu 26th Feb 2009 04:27 UTC in reply to "Is it gcc4 only?"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

From the download page:
"All these files require a Haiku-gcc4 or hybrid build."

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Big binary!
by matako on Thu 26th Feb 2009 08:48 UTC
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2009-02-13

Woa! 135MB! I believe that pretty much doubles the size of your Haiku distro sans Gnash. Recent Haiku pre-alpha images with BeZilla and some smaller apps is about 100MB, packed.

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Awesome!
by motang on Thu 26th Feb 2009 14:31 UTC
motang
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2008-03-27

This is very good news indeed.

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BeOS
by gfx1 on Thu 26th Feb 2009 22:42 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-20

BeOS had a thirdparty flash player that worked fine at the time, what happened with that? (superseded probably)

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RE: BeOS
by umccullough on Thu 26th Feb 2009 23:18 UTC in reply to "BeOS"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

BeOS had a thirdparty flash player that worked fine at the time, what happened with that? (superseded probably)


You're referring to this: http://www.bebits.com/app/1214

It was released by The General Coffee Company Film Productions who obtained a license from Adobe to redistribute a port of Flash Player for BeOS. I'm guessing the license to redistribute actually cost them some money, not to mention the effort spent to port Flash Player in the first place.

I'm not even sure that Adobe licenses these types of projects any longer, and if they do, I'm not sure there's a single person/company interested in paying the necessary license fees to port Flash Player to Haiku.

I have to imagine the original ported code is gone and/or useless at this point.

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