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  • Adobe Releases 64-bit Flash For Linux

    Phoronix: Adobe Releases 64-bit Flash For Linux

    Since acquiring Macromedia, Adobe has improved its Flash Player for Linux quite a bit in recent times with the Linux version of Flash being updated in sync with the Windows and Mac OS X versions. For instance, development of Flash Player 10 led to several public alpha and beta releases that brought a number of new features to this platform...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njg1OQ

  • #2
    Will Sun be next to improve the 64-bit Linux user-land by releasing an official 64-bit version of its Java plug-in? Let's hope.
    We already have IcedTea6 which works very well


    But 64bit Flash WooHoo!!!!! just need a decent in-browser plugin for pdf files and no more 32bit wrapper for browsing!!!


    oh and no 64bit plugin for windows

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    • #3
      About darned time Adobe woke up and started moving into the 64 bit world. Things like this should start hastening the migration to a 64 bit platform. If they produced a 64 bit version for Windows, then that'll be a plus as well, for those stuck with Windows

      Now codecs themselves need to become available in 64 bit flavors too for full 64 bit multimedia playback/recording

      Now to make a 64 bit version of Adobe Reader would be sweet as well
      Last edited by DeepDayze; 11-17-2008, 08:34 AM.

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      • #4
        win64?

        LOLWUT?

        just to make sure - there are no win64 versions available, right? (The spec page for the plugin is apparently too dumbed down to make a conclusion)

        Am I missing something or are we really getting 64bit support before the windows version?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by myxal View Post
          LOLWUT?

          just to make sure - there are no win64 versions available, right? (The spec page for the plugin is apparently too dumbed down to make a conclusion)

          Am I missing something or are we really getting 64bit support before the windows version?
          From Adobe's Flash Player 10 FAQ:

          Why arenít the Windows and Mac 64-bit alpha versions available on Adobe Labs?

          Release of this alpha version of 64-bit Flash Player on Linux is the first step in delivering upon Adobeís commitment to make Flash Player native 64-bit across platforms. We chose Linux as our initial platform in response to numerous requests in our public Flash Player bug and issue management system and the fact that Linux distributions do not ship with a 32-bit browser or a comprehensive 32-bit emulation layer by default. Until this prerelease, use of 32-bit Flash Player on Linux has required the use of a plugin wrapper, which prevents full compatibility with 64-bit browsers. With this prelease, Flash Player 10 is now a full native participant on 64-bit Linux distributions. We are committed to bringing native 64-bit Flash Player to Windows and Mac in future prereleases.
          So yes, Linux got 64-bit support first, before Windows or OS X. I'm pleasantly surprised, myself!

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          • #6
            This is great! I'm pleasantly suprised.

            Now the source has to be freed, and we're there.

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            • #7
              Sun is working on a 64bit Java plugin for Windows and Linux.

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              • #8
                Opening the sources would be great but will most probably not happen and sun should simply drop the non-free java version for linux and should start to concentrate on openjdk.

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                • #9
                  Quite intressting...running Kubuntu 64bit here and 32bit flash worked out-of-the-box for both firefox and opera. Lets see how this works out with 64bit flash....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by myxal View Post
                    LOLWUT?

                    just to make sure - there are no win64 versions available, right? (The spec page for the plugin is apparently too dumbed down to make a conclusion)

                    Am I missing something or are we really getting 64bit support before the windows version?
                    Win64 is a complete mess, alot of missing drivers and such. And drivers that dont work at all. So no wonder linux gets 64bit flash first.

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