Adobe In The 21st Century
By Andrew Price, 2008-11-17 17:56:29 in General.
andy@diogenes:~/.mozilla/plugins$ file libflashplayer.so
libflashplayer.so: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, stripped
Goodbye, nspluginwrapper. Thanks for being there when I needed you.
Casey Dahlin writes:
You still need nspluginwrapper if you don't want it to bring the browser with it when it crashes. But now you can use a 64-bit nspluginwrapper and you don't need multilib
Goodbye, Gnash and SWFDEC as a side effect.
> Goodbye, Gnash and SWFDEC as a side effect.
This conclusion is incorrect. Adobe Flash still has limited platform support. FOSS implementations will serve to both expand the number of platforms SWF content is playable on, plus they will press Adobe to continue improving their product (as an example, Gnash is adding Theora and Vorbis support, and extensions to allow SWF files to detect said support).
> You still need nspluginwrapper if you don't want it to bring the browser with it when it crashes. But now you can use a 64-bit nspluginwrapper and you don't need multilib
Also please keep in mind that SELinux relies on nspluginwrapper to protect you from your browser.
SELinux confined nspluginwrapper so that plugins and sites using those plugins cannot escalate to other processes that you may have running and / or personal data that you may own.
A little premature perhaps?