Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 22:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV It's been a very long wait, but the release is finally here: Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1. Since Flash has come under increasing scrutiny, there's a lot at stake here for Adobe. This release is supposed to use far less resources while still being faster, more stable, and more secure. Update: No 64bit Flash player for now - on any platform. The Linux beta has been axed.
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RE[2]: Comment by _xmv
by aliquis on Sun 13th Jun 2010 02:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by _xmv"
aliquis
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2005-07-23

Maybe this are two solutions:

"The reason for this is that NSPluginWrapper 'wraps' 32bit plugins in such a way that other 64bit browsers can use 32bit plugins. It does this by creating a 64bit executable named 'npwrapper.originalpluginname' for each 32bit plugin and this in term runs the real 32bit executable. This works very nicely for Firefox, which cannot handle plugins of a different architecture itself.

Opera however, doesn't need NSPluginWrapper and indeed all it does is serve to cause our own wrapper (which performs the same purpose) to get confused, since we detect the architecture of the NSPluginWrapper (64bit) instead of the actual plugin (32bit). What we need to do is ignore all NSPluginWrapper wrapped plugins by default and indeed there is a bug filed suggesting we do exactly that. In the mean time we do have a system for setting certain plugins to be ignored."

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