Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Sep 2009 13:52 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Earlier this week, news got out that Apple was shipping an outdated version of Adobe's Flash Player with Snow Leopard; if you updated to a more recent version before the upgrade to Snow Leopard, you would receive a downgrade. This older version had security holes in it, so Adobe advised everyone to upgrade. The Mozilla team has now announced that Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 will include a Flash version checker.
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RE: Bizarro Mozilla
by sj87 on Sat 5th Sep 2009 17:17 UTC in reply to "Bizarro Mozilla"
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Good to see megacorporation Mozilla spending time and resources for little 'ol non-profit Adobe.

Oh wait..

Is is disappointing to see an open source project helping distribute updates to proprietary extentions. This is like the Linux kernel team pushing out update notices for closed nvidia drivers.

Where does it end? Silverlight? Sun Java VM?

The browser should enable easy updates of its extensions and stuff. Adobe should just make possible for Mozilla to provide such a feature, which seems to be the case already (on Windows, version with its one-click install). Distribution vendors do also allow updating the nVidia modules through package managers.

Edited 2009-09-05 17:18 UTC

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