[hardy] not prompted to install flash plugin

Bug #203967 reported by Brian Murray on 2008-03-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kde4libs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdebase

hardy heron - 8.04

konqueror version 3.5.9-0ubuntu1

After a fresh install of Kubuntu from the i386 DVD image from 20080318.1 I launched konqueror and went to www.youtube.com and www.ubuntuvideo.com. At neither web site was I prompted to install a flash plugin.

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) wrote :

I can confirm this behaviour on the released hardy

Changed in kdebase:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Roderick is working on getting this in for Jaunty.

Changed in kdebase:
assignee: nobody → roderick-greening
milestone: none → jaunty-alpha-5
status: Triaged → In Progress
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Ok, so it turns out that kdelibs has a built-in detection feature for flash that we would be extending with our patch to prompt for flash installation with our tools. This detection, however, tends to be broken unless a website explicitly tries to embed a Shockwave Flash object. Some sites like Youtube, however, check to see if flash installed first via javascript before deciding to embed the flash object. Since Youtube chooses not to try to embed the flash object KHTML never detects it, which is the bug.

This probably should get an upstream bug report.

Changed in kde4libs:
assignee: roderick-greening → nobody
milestone: jaunty-alpha-5 → none
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in kdelibs:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in kdelibs:
status: Unknown → New
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Tentatively fixed upstream for KDE 4.2.3. I'll test once that's out.

Changed in kde4libs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman)
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in kdelibs:
status: New → Confirmed
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Not actually fixed upstream.

Changed in kde4libs (Ubuntu):
assignee: Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) → nobody
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Our current flash prompt setup for 9.10 bypasses this bug now.

Changed in kde4libs (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in kdelibs:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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