[PC-BSD Testing] 9.1 - Flash or...lack of?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Aug 17 06:41:35 PDT 2012


On 08/17/2012 03:10, Lars Engels wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 12:07:33PM -0400, Kris Moore wrote:
>> On 08/16/2012 12:02, Hans Ruhe wrote:
>>> Hi Claive
>>> That is correct. I read on Adobe that there actually is no version for
>>> Freebsd - PCBSD so I think Kris have to emulate that somehow ?
>>> But good news that he will fix it. I see a lot of work being done
>>> which gives me hope for the future of PCBSD.
>>>
>>> Well done guys !
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Hans
>> That is correct, we use the Linux version of Flash. However, even that
>> is being discontinued, with the new native browser flash plugins in
>> Chrome, and hopefully FireFox down the road :)
>>
> Flash is being discontinued on all platforms. This week the Flash app
> was removed from Google's Playstore for Android, all mobile Apple
> devices never had Flash installed and Apple doesn't ship the new
> notebooks with Flash.
> HTML5 is mature enough to replace Flash these days, so hopefully Flash
> will RIP soon.
>

One can hope! This is mainly for mobile devices. Flash still lives on
for the desktop with the Pepper Plugin for Chrome, etc. So I would
imagine we will have to keep it for a few years still. If content
providers all switch to HTML5, then we of course wont have a need for it
anymore.

-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
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