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Re: [News] Flash Player 9 for Linux

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Handover Phist <jason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Roy Schestowitz :
>> __/ [ Handover Phist ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 00:40 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz :
>>>> Yes, Virginia, there will be a Flash Player 9 for Linux
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| Yes, Adobe is actively working on the Linux version of Flash Player 9.
>>>>| We expect to make a pre-release version available on Adobe Labs for
>>>>| early feedback and testing before the end of the year, with the full
>>>>| release expected in early 2007. As delivering consistency across
>>>>| platforms is a core value of Flash Player, performance is one oft
>>>>| he main goals of the Linux release.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://weblogs.macromedia.com/emmy/archives/2006/05/yes_virginia_th.cfm
>>> Bout frickin time!
>> Before the Macromedia-Abode takeover, that used to Acrobat Reader that was
>> neglected. As far as I know, Acrobat Reader 6 never existed for Linux and
> I didn't much care as gv, ggv, and others covered the field. Flash
> player only has flash player. There's no OSS player IFAIK.

Debian has some flash libraries, although I confess to never having
tried them.  The problem with trying to reverse engineer such things is
the moving goalpost thing.  It would be much better if the language were
not locked-down.  I suspect that as Linux continues to grow in usage,
then such proprietary formats will either have to become open or will
disappear, to be replaced with something standard and at least more
open.  Perhaps Java would be a better bet for the time being?

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
The seven year itch comes from fooling around during the fourth, fifth,
and sixth years.

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