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Re: Debian package should recommend gnash OR swfdec

From: Bruno Miguel
Subject: Re: Debian package should recommend gnash OR swfdec
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 20:37:03 +0100
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A Thursday 02 October 2008 20:17:56, Giuseppe Scrivano escreveu:
> Hello,
> 2008/10/2 Iain Dalton <address@hidden>:
> > Right now the Debian package requires gnash.  First, why require?
> Because the plugin finder service is not used on any web site, for instance
> youtube that suggests to install the Macromedia Flash plugin.
> > Second, swfdec works better for me, so why not recommend one or the
> > other?
> I don't know, are choices allowed by Debian packages?  In case they are not
> and we need to choose one Free Flash player then we support the GNU
> Gnash one and its development.
> Unfortunately such choices will never make happy all users but websites
> like youtube that advise non-free software are not acceptable by our
> principles.
> Still I hope it will be possible to add the gnash/swfdec choice to the .deb
> package.
> Giuseppe
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

Ubuntu presents three choices with Firefox: Flash, Gnash and Libswfdec. But 
I'm not 100% sure.

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