[clug] Adobe flash curiosa

Paul TBBle Hampson Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com
Sat Feb 17 03:58:05 GMT 2007

On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 03:44:50PM +1100, Drew Parsons wrote:
> Have you been frustrated like me by the contempt Adobe Macromedia has
> shown towards linux users, with their flash player stuck in v7 and every
> other website telling you "you need Flash 8 to view this material"?

> But I checked today and they now offer us v9.0.31, where the Windows
> version is back at 9.0.28.

> So linux is now ahead on proprietry flash.  Weird.  But a nice change.

Linux i386 is... I'm still motoring around with gnash on my PowerBook
laptop. -_-

And unlike the 64-bit issue they've got (ie. Flash's codebase does
native-compilation stuff that's not yet ported to 64-bit, so they've not
got a 64-bit version for _any_ platform yet [1]), they _do_ have BE
PowerPC support in the Mac OS X Flash Player.

[1] http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2006/10/whats_so_difficult_64bit_editi.html

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, B.Sc, LPI, MCSE
On-hiatus Asian Studies student, ANU
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Paul.Hampson at Pobox.Com

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