[PLUG] flash on firerfox to stop?

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Fri Feb 24 21:39:33 PST 2012


On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 10:41:09AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Really?  5 years of security updates has been committed to.  You got
> Chrome and I am sure Gnash will catch up given the static state of Flash
> at this point.  I don't see any reason to fuss about.

Not sure whether chrome-on-linux would have newer flash revisions. (At
least that's how I understood it from Adobe saying they won't support
_Linux_.)

The catch ups happen and open/libre office is a good example, though:

- It becomes harder to win back users lost in the catch up phase.

- This ploy is deliberate and not incidental. It implies, more the OSS
  options catch up, more incompatibilities will be created to ensure it
  never really catches up. (Not only incompatible features, but _content_
  that uses such features that a user would have inclination to consume,
  would be poured upon the web.)

Mayuresh.



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