Quoting Alexey Eromenko (firstname.lastname@example.org): > Unfortunately the Free Software community has not yet developed stable > flash player, therefore I suggest to avoid installing _unstable_ > software by default. > > The rule of thumb is to avoid regressions in general, and crashes in particular. Thank you for explaining me how software development works. I wasn't aware about this. I thought the point was constantly making systems crash. > > If a particular (even necessary) component is not ready it should not > be pushed into a default desktop installation. It can be provided with > a "BETA" or "technical preview" label for advanced users to install > manually. > > In many cases, the lack of flash player will _improve_ user > experience: www.amd.com and www.google.com/finance are two examples; > If they detect browser without flash, they give the user static > version of the content. With gnash -- it just crash. I have a small intuition that some people might disagree, here.
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