Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:24 UTC, submitted by Ajeet
Multimedia, AV On my mark... Get set... Start not caring! Adobe has announced it plans to discontinue the stand-alone Flash Player for Linux, instead focussing all its effort on the version available through the Pepper API - which, besides Chrome, no one else is going to support.
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why?
by arpan on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:33 UTC
arpan
Member since:
2006-07-30

So, the pepper API will only be used for Chrome. And Adobe will continue to develop native flash versions for Windows & Mac for other browsers.

So, how is this any less work? Instead of having Windows, Mac & Linux versions, they now have Windows, Mac & Pepper versions...

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RE: why?
by ephracis on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:50 in reply to "why?"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

IIUC they moved from
Windows, Mac, Pepper, Linux
to
Windows, Mac, Pepper

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RE: why?
by shadoweva09 on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 03:01 in reply to "why?"
shadoweva09 Member since:
2008-03-10

It probably is. Instead of releasing for Linux meaning testing on Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse, etc. now they would only have to test Chrome.

Edited 2012-02-23 03:02 UTC

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RE: why?
by Browser Insider on Fri 24th Feb 2012 17:44 in reply to "why?"
Browser Insider Member since:
2009-06-16

I'm waiting for the FreeBSD version of the Flash player 8-)

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RE: why?
by lord_rob on Sun 26th Feb 2012 11:04 in reply to "why?"
lord_rob Member since:
2005-08-06

Anyway, take that with a grain of salt ^^

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