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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ViktorRabe
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2011-12-30

So what? Perhaps Gnash will have caught up with Flash when the latter is officially dead five years from now. Personally I have never understood the appeal of such projects. On the one hand Flash is "evil", and everyone wants it to die. On the other hand resources are invested into something like Gnash, which is a half-baked solution for nothing.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

So what? Perhaps Gnash will have caught up with Flash when the latter is officially dead five years from now. Personally I have never understood the appeal of such projects. On the one hand Flash is "evil", and everyone wants it to die. On the other hand resources are invested into something like Gnash, which is a half-baked solution for nothing.


If you want a Flash capability on your Linux machine, which happens not to be x86, you are not dependent on the whims of Adobe.

If you don't want Flash on your machine, you don't install it.

Either way, you get to do what you want on your machine.

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