On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 01:37:03PM -0400, Gerard wrote: > On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:15:34 +0100 > Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 02:55:20PM +0000, LtCdData wrote: > > > > > > So what's the deal with Flash? Occasionally, I will get a link on > > > YouTube/Google Video that looks interesting, but for the most part, > > > I've ignored them. Over the years, I have occasionally tried the > > > mozilla flash plugin, but that has always crashed my browser within > > > the first 10 minutes of use. > > > > > > So for those of you using FreeBSD 7, what is the current state of > > > Flash? Can it be used regularly? Is it ready for the BSD desktop? > > > Caveats? Comments? Advice? > > > > For youtube, you can use the www/youtube-dl port to download them, and > > mplayer to play them. > > > > Alternatively, you can use the DownloadHelper add-on to download > > videos from several sites. > > That kind of sucks. The idea is to simply click on a link and have it > work. Adding extra software to accomplish what is already being done on > other operating systems is regression not progress.
You are welcome to contribute to the development of a flash player. Gnash has just gone to beta: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/ Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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