[PLUG] Flash WAS: Linux on Apple WAS: Wanted to Introduce Myself
pem at nellump.net
Fri Sep 24 11:36:02 PDT 2004
On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 10:03:49AM -0700, Brian Benson wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 08:46:51 -0700, Alice Corbin <ali at axian.com> wrote:
> > I once downloaded and installed a flash plugin because I needed it to
> For Linux on PPC?! WHERE?
There is a Flash player for Linux/PPC, but it mostly sucks.
It's in the 'swf-player' package in the Debian world. In the real world,
it's part of a Flash decoder library that lives on SourceForge:
Description: SWF (Macromedia Flash) player
A GTK+ and SDL based player for Macromedia Flash animations. Includes
a Mozilla plugin, that embeds the player into Mozilla-based browsers,
in order to allow seamless viewing of Flash animations in web
pages. Includes a GdkPixbuf loader, so that SWF animations can be
used seamlessly as images in Gtk+ applications.
I ended up removing it from my system not so long ago because:
A) It has a tendency to "run away" when loaded as a browser plug-in.
B) Flash animations are, with a few rare exceptions, a scourge upon the
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