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MX Flash

#1 Postby Adrian » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:07 pm

MX Flash doesn't start anymore on my system it displays a "please wait, loading... " message, I think the culprit is:

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wget -qO- http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/download/%3Finstaller=Flash_Player_11.2_for_other_Linux_%28.tar.gz%29_%1-bit%26standalone=1 | grep location.href | cut -f2 -d\\' | cut -f7 -d/

I should change the code to not depend on that command to finish to display the interface.

I'm not too excited to work too much on this program, I think it needs some changes but I know little about the status of Flash? I think Adobe abandoned it, some of the stuff doesn't work on 32 bit (Pepper Flash?) because Google abandoned 32 bit architecture. What can we do with it?

Is anybody willing to take a look at the code and help me with it?

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Re: MX Flash

#2 Postby kmathern » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:47 pm

Were we just using that command to display the latest flash version available from Adobe ?

They've made changes to both the http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/download and https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ pages, which probably explains why it hangs now.

I think this will show the latest 11.2.x (NPAPI) version

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wget -qO- https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ | grep Linux -A10 | grep NPAPI -A1 | grep -Eo [0-9.]+

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$ wget -qO- https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ | grep Linux -A10 | grep NPAPI -A1 | grep -Eo [0-9.]+
11.2.202.632


And this the latest Pepperflash (PPAPI)

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wget -qO- https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ | grep Linux -A10 | grep Chrome -A1 | grep -Eo [0-9.]+

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$ wget -qO- https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ | grep Linux -A10 | grep Chrome -A1 | grep -Eo [0-9.]+
22.0.0.209

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Re: MX Flash

#3 Postby Adrian » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:57 pm

Thanks, I will update that code, I think it still needs some fixing (in case the wget command doesn't end) I don't like the GUI to depend on web commands (especially when the page might change).

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Re: MX Flash

#4 Postby kmathern » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:10 pm

Adrian wrote:... I don't like the GUI to depend on web commands (especially when the page might change).
Yeah they could break it again tomorrow if they wanted to.

In about six months or so updates for the NPAPI version will end, so I don't think we'll have to do anything for those updates after that.
I don't know what they're going to do when they stop updating the NPAPI version, if they'll leave the final update up and available for download, or if it'll be removed from their servers.

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Re: MX Flash

#5 Postby joany » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:59 am

When I tried to re-install mx-flashmanager, I discovered that the package was removed from the repository. Was it removed permanently or will it be available at a later time?
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Re: MX Flash

#6 Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:15 pm

The package name is mx-flash (I think we used to call it mx-flashmanager before). There should be a mx-flash version 16.7mx15 in the repo.

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Re: MX Flash

#7 Postby joany » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:29 pm

Adrian wrote:The package name is mx-flash (I think we used to call it mx-flashmanager before). There should be a mx-flash version 16.7mx15 in the repo.

Thanks. The mx-flash package for mx14 is version 15.6.1. This one fails to open. Does the 16.7 version still work, and if so, can it be installed in mx14?
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Re: MX Flash

#8 Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:46 pm

I kind of dropped the support for mx14 because it's difficult to have Qt4 and Qt5 environments on the same computer. mx15 package might work but you 'd need to install the Qt5 libraries.

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Re: MX Flash

#9 Postby Stevo » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:23 pm

Adrian wrote:I kind of dropped the support for mx14 because it's difficult to have Qt4 and Qt5 environments on the same computer. mx15 package might work but you 'd need to install the Qt5 libraries.


I thought we had wheezy-backport's Qt 5 5.3.2 available in MX 14, so a Qt 5 package shouldn't be any problem.

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Re: MX Flash

#10 Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:33 pm

Stevo wrote:
Adrian wrote:I kind of dropped the support for mx14 because it's difficult to have Qt4 and Qt5 environments on the same computer. mx15 package might work but you 'd need to install the Qt5 libraries.


I thought we had wheezy-backport's Qt 5 5.3.2 available in MX 14, so a Qt 5 package shouldn't be any problem.

I actually haven't tried, I don't have MX-14 installed, can you try to build mx-flash on MX-14? The code is here: https://github.com/mx-linux/mx-flash we might need to change some strings to say MX-14 instead of MX-15 and the debian file, but I want to see if it compiles without issues.

Some of the apps won't work as they are, mx-snapshot for sure since it depends on some stuff we added in MX-15, but mx-flash is a pretty basic program.


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