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Blocking Flash Local Shared Objects

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Re: Blocking Flash Local Shared Objects


Post by kmathern » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:05 pm

Stevo wrote:Eventually we want to add the MX applets to the MEPIS CR, since they are very handy.

Apparently Canonical maintains a "partners" PPA that has a bunch of non-free software in it, including Flash. It seems they got the .350 update we're still waiting for. I want to dissect one of those deb files...

http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/poo ... ashplugin/
It looks somewhat similar to the deb-multimedia.org flashplayer-mozilla_11.2.202.xxx package. They both do the tarball download on their end, and then extract & package back up the tarball's contents into .deb files.

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Re: Blocking Flash Local Shared Objects


Post by Stevo » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:08 pm

Hmmm, we could rebuild those deb files and host them in the non-free section of the CR if we get a redistribution license from Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/player ... ution.html

And actually, since MX is also distributing the binaries on the CD image, it would be a great idea to get the license for that, just to make it all kosher.

The advantage of having deb files in a repository is that they show up as updates, without the need for a cron job and the other workarounds that we had to do for MX Flash.

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