linux: opera, flash and plugins
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 11:36:50 PM
We achieved great things in tight work with the Flash team - but here they seem to have mixed something up
The new Flash version, as mentioned already earlier, does not require XEmbed to run, but a GTK browser - there unfortunately still seems to be confusion about XEmbed and the XEmbed Mozilla extension "spec", which actually has little to do with XEmbed. So much about "standards"…
Obviously, a plugin expecting to run in a GTK browser does not work out-of-the-box in non-GTK browsers… The new Flash plugin is not compatible with the current Opera and Konqueror versions. This means, to put it in simple terms, that Adobe leaves at least 26% of the Linux users (just summing up Konqueror and Opera users) in the dark, forcing them to stick to the old version.
We just released a UNIX plugin milestone snapshot of the upcoming Opera version, allowing not only to run a GTK plugin in a Qt browser, but even going as far as using GTK "to draw directly on the webpage of a Qt browser": Opera and Mozilla are now ready for windowless plugins. Only the plugins are missing now
The new GTK Flash Plugin does run out-of-the-box in the latest 9.50 snapshot.