Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2007 19:35 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "iXsystems announced an agreement with Adobe Systems that will allow the next version of PC-BSD to have a Flash-enabled browser available on a default installation. The Linux version of Adobe's popular Flash player will run on PC-BSD using FreeBSD's Linux compatibility layer." In other news, snapshots of the development branch of PC-BSD are now available and built three times a week.
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RE: native Flash
by vegai on Wed 18th Apr 2007 20:15 UTC in reply to "native Flash"
vegai
Member since:
2005-12-25

Is that even possible? For every BSD?

Perhaps by open-sourcing the whole crap, but that's probably beyond reality....

Edited 2007-04-18 20:15

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RE[2]: native Flash
by jackson on Wed 18th Apr 2007 20:41 in reply to "RE: native Flash"
jackson Member since:
2005-06-29

Sure, it's possible. There are really only 3 major BSDs: Free, Open, and Net. And if you really want cover 99.99% of the BSD market, add in Dragonfly. I would think there would be a way to release a plugin that runs on all those BSDs.

If not, just release it for FreeBSD, since that appears to have the largest userbase. I'm sure some enterprising souls in the other BSD camps could figure out a way to get a FreeBSD Flash plugin to work on their operating systems.

So: Adobe could create a single Flash plugin that works on these BSD's, or just release one for FreeBSD. Either one would be nice.

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RE[3]: native Flash
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Apr 2007 03:57 in reply to "RE[2]: native Flash"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Sure, it's possible. There are really only 3 major BSDs: Free, Open, and Net. And if you really want cover 99.99% of the BSD market, add in Dragonfly. I would think there would be a way to release a plugin that runs on all those BSDs.


A better way would be to write the flash plugin using Java, so then it is truely compatible cross platform - one code base, many targets, its just a matter of bundling the plugin in the right packager.

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