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

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:00:52PM +0100, Bart Martens wrote:
> 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

Well, but flashplugin-nonfree at least make the users feel how painful
nonfree software are to deal with. Quite a usefule feature if you ask

More seriously there are at least two free attempts at a flash-plugin,
gnash and swfdec, so it might better to keep the name flash-plugin as a
virtual package name.

Maybe macromedia-flash-installer ?

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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