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Bug#349064: ITP: flash-plugin -- installer for Macromedia Flash Plugin

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Bart Martens <bart.martens@advalvas.be>

* Package name    : flash-plugin
  Version         :
  Upstream Author : Bart Martens <bart.martens@advalvas.be>
* URL             : http://members.chello.be/ws35943/flash-plugin/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : installer for Macromedia Flash Plugin

This package downloads the Macromedia Flash plugin and installs it.
The plugin itself is not in this package.

Homepage of the plugin itself: http://macromedia.mplug.org/

The Debian package flash-plugin is meant as an alternative or as a
replacement for flashplugin-nonfree.

Similarities: Both Debian packages are GPL, and download the .tar.gz
from the Macromedia website to comply to the Macromedia license.

Some differences:
- less bugs :-)
- simple scripting in preinst and postinst, no ruby
- uses wget, so simple proxy support
- versions are linked (MD5), thus support downgrade of the plugin
- asks to accept the Macromedia license before downloading the plugin
- no support (yet) for installing a manually downloaded file


Bart Martens

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