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    Phoronix: Adobe Flash Player 10 For Linux

    Adobe has announced the first pre-release of Flash Player 10, which is their forthcoming next-generation solution that is under their open Flash specifications. Flash Player 10 delivers new 3D effect capabilities, custom filters and effects, advanced text layout, an enhanced drawing API, and visual performance improvements...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjQ3Nw

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Adobe Flash Player 10 For Linux

    Adobe has announced the first pre-release of Flash Player 10, which is their forthcoming next-generation solution that is under their open Flash specifications. Flash Player 10 delivers new 3D effect capabilities, custom filters and effects, advanced text layout, an enhanced drawing API, and visual performance improvements...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjQ3Nw
    and again no 64 bit support
    this is getting tiresome

    however, since they released the spec I hope that the OSS implementation quickly catches up.

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    • #3
      This is one of the things that annoys me the most with closed source software: their authors/companies rarely communicate about touchy subjects pertaining to their product. No news on a 64-bit port.

      There are a lot of jerks in the Free Software world, but at least they tell you to shove your enhancement request you know where.

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      • #4
        Relax...this is a prerelease. Perhaps if they are prodded enough, they'll release a 64 bit version

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        • #5
          With all the complaining that's been going on over at http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/, you can be sure the blog's author would have mentionned it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
            Relax...this is a prerelease. Perhaps if they are prodded enough, they'll release a 64 bit version
            I highly doubt it. A beta program is supposed to be feature-complete and just looking for bugs, so I wouldn't know why they wouldn't want to put a 64-bit Linux version out there for testing if they had one.

            Looks like we're all going to have to keep using nspluginwrapper. Well, at least it's better than having to use a browser chroot like you do for the JRE plugin.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MU_Engineer View Post
              Well, at least it's better than having to use a browser chroot like you do for the JRE plugin.
              Have you tried OpenJDK? http://openjdk.java.net/

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              • #8
                The penguin.swf post mentions performance improvements and the release notes say it won't work with compiz.

                Anybody tried it with nspluginwrapper? I couldn't get 9.0.124 to work with it properly, still using 9.0.115.
                Last edited by audi100quattro; 05-15-2008, 11:38 AM.

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                • #9
                  Gnash is the only viable alternative for me. Not much works though.

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                  • #10
                    As for me FP10 crashes FF like every few pages o_O back to the 9 ;-)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tares View Post
                      As for me FP10 crashes FF like every few pages o_O back to the 9 ;-)
                      Is that using nspluginwrapper?

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                      • #12
                        what about hardware accel?

                        So this version is supposed to use hardware acceleration if you aren't using desktop compositing.

                        Well, I deactivated desktop effects on ubuntu and the thing is still clearly using CPU rendering.

                        Any ideas about how it's detecting compiz/compositing desktop effects?
                        Is uninstalling compiz the way to go about testing this?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sloggerKhan View Post
                          So this version is supposed to use hardware acceleration if you aren't using desktop compositing.

                          Well, I deactivated desktop effects on ubuntu and the thing is still clearly using CPU rendering.

                          Any ideas about how it's detecting compiz/compositing desktop effects?
                          Is uninstalling compiz the way to go about testing this?
                          Disabling the composite extension in x.org would probably be the easiest way to check.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
                            Disabling the composite extension in x.org would probably be the easiest way to check.
                            My thoughts exactly.

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                            • #15
                              I'd be interested in seeing what the proportion of x86 to x86_64 users are. I'd imagine that more linux users are on 64-bit versions by now. If that's the case, then only releasing a 32-bit client makes no sense.

                              Also, maybe I'm missing something, but if an app like flash is difficult to port to 64-bit, they're doing something wrong.

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