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Adobe Flash

Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 18:24
by Salamander
I found this info the other day, thought some of you would like to know:
In February 2012, Adobe announced to discontinue its NPAPI Flash plugin for Linux from version 11.2. Newer versions will not be available from Adobe, but integrated with Google Chrome, using its PPAPI instead. Security updates for the NPAPI version will still be provided for 5 years.

Flash Player build for Linux has introduced a video rendering bug with Nvidia hardware acceleration, resulting in discoloured Flash videos. This bug is caused by the red pallet being rendered as blue. The problem has been confined to Flash Player and remains unfixed.

On August 12, 2009, a page on Google Code introduced a new project, Pepper with associated Pepper Plugin API (PPAPI), "a set of modifications to NPAPI to make plugins more portable and more secure".

As of May 13, 2010, Google's open source browser, Chromium, is the only web browser that utilizes the new browser plug-in model. Mozilla has announced that it is "not interested in or working on Pepper at this time."

Re: Adobe Flash

Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 19:10
by elypter
is there any reason in updating anyway? the only thing that seems to be added is more ram consumption.

Re: Adobe Flash

Posted: 24 Jul 2012, 19:24
by Salamander
Standard reason - security. So that vike can't hack his way in through your flash plugin and screw up your registers when you get 97 frags.