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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Pepper for Firefox
by BrianH on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 16:15 UTC
BrianH
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2005-07-06

I hope that this helps push Mozilla to reconsider their decision to reject Pepper; that always seemed to be a petty move to me. If only Adobe would announce plans to do the same for the Flash plugin on Windows. Sometimes it seems that only outside pressure can force Mozilla to fix the problems with Firefox.

If you really want to stop Flash, improve the W3C stuff until it becomes a viable alternative. It's nowhere near there yet, though I would celebrate as much as the rest of you when that happens.

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RE: Pepper for Firefox
by Erunno on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 17:05 in reply to "Pepper for Firefox"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

I hope that this helps push Mozilla to reconsider their decision to reject Pepper


Practical and ideological reasons prevent Mozilla from adopting Pepper. Practical because Pepper is underspecified and only exists as a code blob and allegedly is full of Webkitisms which make it hard to integrate into other code bases. Ideological because Mozilla would rather improve the web platform and not invest developer resources into what they consider technology of the past.

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RE[2]: Pepper for Firefox
by kaiwai on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 05:26 in reply to "RE: Pepper for Firefox"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Practical and ideological reasons prevent Mozilla from adopting Pepper. Practical because Pepper is underspecified and only exists as a code blob and allegedly is full of Webkitisms which make it hard to integrate into other code bases. Ideological because Mozilla would rather improve the web platform and not invest developer resources into what they consider technology of the past.


Good - focus on the future whilst in the present your market is destroyed by those living in reality. Plugins are going to be with us for at least the next 5 years minimum so it is time one just got used to that fact and moved on.

As for the implementation - why do they have to whole sale 'copy and paste' code form webkit? why didn't they participate in the develop and implement themselves instead of relying on someone else's work? the complaining sounds like a person failing a test then blaming the person sitting next to them for not allowing them to copy their answers.

Edited 2012-02-23 05:26 UTC

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