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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Found my first 10.1 flash bug!
by malxau on Thu 10th Jun 2010 23:25 UTC
malxau
Member since:
2005-12-04

Flash 10.0 will exit gracefully when hosted from a GTK1 (Linux) browser. Flash 10.1 crashes the browser. I keep multiple browsers (GTK1 Firefox 2 + GTK2 FireFox 3.6) so that I have a 'stable' browser to run that flash won't touch and hence it won't crash and misbehave.

Sigh. Now I'll need to move the plugin into the browser dir (rather than home dir) to keep one browser flash-free.

It never ceases to amaze me how browsers can be solid (and big!) and the much smaller flash causes so much trouble. There's definitely a quality gap between Adobe and the rest of the industry.

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

There might be a quality gap between linux distributions as well - I remember having to do the same manual copying, killing nspluginviewer, etc before (mainly on kubuntu). Since I've been on Arch linux, I never had a problem with flash. I use chromium now (6.0.420.0 (48484)) - didn't have to do anything, flash worked automatically once I installed it. I also use Firefox from time to time, no problems there either. The only hurdle I had was initial setup, for I wanted flash not to block the sound system (hence I needed pulseaudio, then setting up a pulse enabled xine engine for KDE, and mplayer-pulse). But that was a one time job, I did it in October last year. Since then, I repeat, I never had a single problem with flash on either Firefox or Chromium.

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Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

Well, I also use Flash on Arch Linux. It has major problems. Often it just gets stuck on video playing because of sound issues. And after every suspend/resume it is almost certain I will have to kill my browser and restart it because Flash otherwise blocks Alsa...

But it's good to know that at least one person on the planet can use Flash on Linux without any trouble.

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Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

This happened for me with the 64-bit plugin, but not the 32-bit one.

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