64bit Flash player

pbrobinson at gmail.com pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 19:28:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 8:13 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-07-07 at 20:31 +0200, birger wrote:
>> The claim i saw was that they had chosen to redesign the 64 bit flash
>> completely.
>> Given that windows seems to be quickly abandoning 32 bit support
>> (first on servers) a completely rewritten 64 bit flash makes sense
>> even if it  means more maintenance. It may mean that 32 bit flash
>> becomes a light version for netbooks, pads and phones.
>> During such redevelopment it makes sense to release only for the big
>> platform. I assume that doesn't mean the new 64 bit engine will be
>> difficult to port ( hopefully the opposite). Just that it wont happen
>> yet.
> Except that they're not releasing any 64-bit build for _any_ platform.
> They never released one for Windows, and haven't done for 10.1.
> Given that they're not releasing anything and the code is closed, they
> can make any excuse they like about how they're rewriting it, no-one can
> verify that. The fact remains that they provided a 64-bit build which
> seemed to work rather well, many people came to use it, and now instead
> of fixing a known security issue in it - it's hard to imagine the fix
> can be much different in the 64-bit code from the 32-bit - they
> completely withdrew the build.

I would suggest looking at lightspark. Its currently in review [1] in
rpmfusion and it probably the current best chance at a half decent
open source flash plugin. Its a pity it uses ffmpeg directly rather
than gstreamer as with WebM coming to youtube and other sites it would
then be possible to have it in fedora mainstream and youtube out of
the box!


[1] https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1313

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