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Re: Optional flash support

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: Optional flash support
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:42:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.96 (gnu/linux)

Hi Bruno,

as user I agree with you, I consider flash contents very annoying.

IceCat depends from Gnash for a simple reason, many websites check,
using javascript, if the flash plugin is installed on the browser.  In
case it is not present, the user is redirected (or a link is added) to
the Macromedia Flash website.
We don't want this to happen and the most direct way to this problem
seems to have a free Flash alternative installed.

Other ideas, that don't include keep a black list of websites or
in general do censorship, are welcome.


Bruno Miguel <address@hidden> writes:

> It's a good thing that Icecat promotes the use of free flash
> implementations, but it can be quite boring when someone who doesn't
> want that support installs the browser via the repository. I'm one of
> those users. I don't need flash support for anything, so I find the
> gnash installation useless and a wast of traffic. That only gives me
> headaches because both gnash and libswfdec don't provide a very
> complete support for adobe's flash.
> Could flash support became optional, instead of mandatory?
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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