64 bit Flash: On it's way

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64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby Stupot » Tue Nov 18, 2008 17:37

Starting to answer the clamorous demand from open-source fans, Adobe Systems plans to release an alpha version of its Flash Player technology on Monday for those using 64-bit Linux software.

"Release of this alpha version of 64-bit Flash Player on Linux is the first step in delivering on Adobe's plans to make Flash Player native 64-bit across platforms," Adobe said in a statement. "We chose Linux as our initial platform in response to numerous requests in our public Flash Player bug and issue management system and the fact that Linux distributions do not ship with a 32-bit browser or a comprehensive 32-bit emulation layer by default. With this prelease, Flash Player 10 is now a full native participant on 64-bit Linux distributions. We are committed to bringing native 64-bit Flash Player to Windows and Mac in future releases. We expect to provide native support for 64-bit platforms in an upcoming major release of Flash Player. Windows, Macintosh and Linux players are expected to ship simultaneously moving forward."
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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby wolfden » Wed Nov 19, 2008 0:00

its in portage already in case anyone is interested
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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby chickpea » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:51

It's awesome. Just remember to uninstall nspluginwrapper. It is 1000 times better.
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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby ashley194 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:20

Can't find what you're talking about in Portage, any pointers :oops:

Thanks!
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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby wolfden » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:02

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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby chickpea » Fri Nov 21, 2008 22:32

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emerge --sync && emerge -av netscape-flash


sorry forgot that you will have to unmask it too

so something like

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 echo "net-www/netscape-flash **" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby ashley194 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 22:49

Hi chickpea!
Didn't have to unmask netscape-flash, simply 'emerge netscape-flash' & Portage did the compiling. So it was a case of 'emerge -C nspluginwrapper', then 'emerge netscape-flash' then rebooted just to ensure it was all set for action :lol: So far, must say that web pages load faster (more snappy), all-in-all a very positive experience. I've been using SL for over 2 years now, gotta say that Sabayon keepes getting beter & better. When SL goes KDE4 (official), it's going to blow everything else clean away 8) I still feel kinda sorry for people stuck on Windows (Micro$ux, Windoze, Windblows etc, etc) :lol:
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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby thenthenio » Sat Nov 22, 2008 0:10

I'm using SL3.5, I did not do anything else than updating (using Entropy) and netscape-flash is already there!
I did not even know!

Cheers.
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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby chickpea » Sat Nov 22, 2008 0:12

um you have to use netscape-flash-10 for the 64 bit version. Just a reminder. It is hardmasked, so if you didn't unmask it then you probably only installed flashplayer 9, not 10. I would verify this if I were you.
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Re: 64 bit Flash: On it's way

Postby chickpea » Sat Nov 22, 2008 0:15

thenthenio wrote:I'm using SL3.5, I did not do anything else than updating (using Entropy) and netscape-flash is already there!
I did not even know!

Cheers.
Mauro



Yes SL 3.5 already has 32 bit netscape-flash 9 installed with nspluginwrapper on 64 bit systems.

However, true 64 bit Flash player 10 now is available as an alpha release. That is the change. 32 bit flash player has always been available on SL.
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