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Use flash-player square for x64 instead of 10.1

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Adobe released some weeks ago a new version preview version of its flash plugin codenamed "Square" (a preview of the 10.2 plugin version, that is to be released next year).

Unlike stable 10.1, this plugin has a native 64 bits version. As experienced by some users, this preview version is more stable that the latest stable one on 64bits OS in some situation ; on the other hand, using a native x64 plugins would allow to get rid of every 32bits package that are installed "just for" flash player, and which waste disk place.

It would be nice, as OpenSUSE 11.4 will ship in Q1 2011, to have a "package" that provides flash square (with classic EULA notification) for 64bits version of opensuse instead of flash 10.1.


icons/user_comment.png J. R. wrote: (7 years ago)

I think it won't happen. Just a few days ago adobe released a 32-bit beta version of flash 10.2 with no 64-bit version available. I think it's safe to say that version 10.2 will be 32-bit only. In fact there's a preview 3 the "square" branch which the url http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ flags as version 10.3, despite the fact that the tarball's name suggests that this preview 3 is still version 10.2.

icons/user_comment.png D. K. wrote: (7 years ago)

I am using openSUSE 11.3 now with "square" release. It's much faster, and ndwrapper doent load CPU for 30-40 %.

icons/user_comment.png B. F. wrote: (7 years ago)

more over it's normally just a simple package to make
but must be in non-oss
Article about how to install square

And that works better than any other "wrapper" things, even with the Firefox 4.0 which comes in factory.

icons/user_comment.png v. l. wrote: (7 years ago)

I'm reverting my vote.
There was recently some security flaw spotted in flash 10.2/10.3, on every platform. But the 64 bits version of flash was not updated...so the security issue remains.

It seems that flash 64 bits will be truly released with flash 11 version, later this year.

icons/user_comment.png R. B. wrote: (7 years ago)

Adobe's work on a 64-bit version of Flash is moving at a snail's pace since 2010.
Until Flash 64-bit comes out alpha and beta. It will not be approved for inclusion on the DVD download.

The question is. Will it be reading by November 2011?

Last change: 18 months ago
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