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Bug#467324: include gnash in desktop?

Package: tasksel
Version: 2.71
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

I'd like to propose gnash browser plugins being added to the desktop task.

A significant amount of websites nowadays use flash;  significant enough
that most of our first-time users are troubled with the difficulty of finding
and installing a "suitable" flash plugin (which is often not that suitable,
given that it is propietary and buggy).

I use gnash regularly (in combination with adblock) and I think it's reasonably
mature nowadays.  At least, it works for the most common flash sites, like

CCing gnash maintainers as well.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii  aptitude                     0.4.10-1+b1 terminal-based package manager
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.19      Debian configuration management sy
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl       1.05-2      Using libc functions for internati
ii  tasksel-data                 2.71        Official tasks used for installati

tasksel recommends no packages.

-- debconf information excluded
diff -ur tasksel-2.73/tasks/desktop tasksel-2.73.gnash/tasks/desktop
--- tasksel-2.73/tasks/desktop	2008-02-14 12:28:57.000000000 +0100
+++ tasksel-2.73.gnash/tasks/desktop	2008-02-24 18:04:34.000000000 +0100
@@ -14,6 +14,8 @@
 # firefox (ne iceweasel) is the most popular web browser at the moment,
 # although both gnome and kde offer their own too
+# support flash in mozilla/xulrunner browsers
+  mozilla-plugin-gnash
 # hardware detection
diff -ur tasksel-2.73/tasks/kde-desktop tasksel-2.73.gnash/tasks/kde-desktop
--- tasksel-2.73/tasks/kde-desktop	2008-02-08 13:09:02.000000000 +0100
+++ tasksel-2.73.gnash/tasks/kde-desktop	2008-02-24 18:04:24.000000000 +0100
@@ -20,6 +20,8 @@
 Packages: task-fields
+# support flash in konqueror
+  konqueror-plugin-gnash
 # enable debian menus

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