Flash should work out of the box

Bug #1023287 reported by Owais Lone on 2012-07-11
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Owais Lone

Bug Description

Currently we have to use this trick to make flash work in fogger https://answers.launchpad.net/fogger/+faq/1992

Flash should work out of the box.

Flash should work out of the box but flash should also never be used...here's hoping the latter comes soon.

asensio (asensio) wrote :

well... I had to use "sudo /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npconfig -v -a -n -i" on number 4). Now it's working... Cheers

anthropornis (anthropornis) wrote :

Between this bug, the lack of support for extensions like AdBlock, and the lack of support for Forward/Back buttons on ThinkPad keyboards, I'm not sure what problem Fogger aims to solve. NONE of this is an issue with Chromium app shortcuts.

With Fogger, 2 of these 3 issues get assigned a "Won't Fix" and just seemingly disappear from the bug tracker.

What is the compelling reason to switch to Fogger from Chromium?

Owais Lone (loneowais) wrote :

Nothing. No one should switch from Chromium/Firefox to Fogger. That would be a stupid thing to do. Chromium is a browser for the whole web. Fogger is not a browser. It's aim is not to replace Chromium. The aim is to make webapps installable from ppas or software center and provide a JS API so they can interact with the desktop. Flash works with a workaround and will work out of box in 12.10 or 13.04 (as soon as WebKit2 lands). Back/Forward buttons issue will be fixed; I'm just not sure yet if an app should handle these or if the WM should handle it. AdBlock is a chromium/firefox extension, it won't work in fogger. Anyone can write a userscript to block ads in Fogger (which is evil BTW).

BlueCase (bluecase) wrote :

the nspluginwrapper trick work for me.
But is it possible to use the nspluginwrapper lib only for fogger?
I have a 64-bit system and it makes for me no sense to use 32bit flash in my browser.


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