A 6MB mint-flashplugin update?

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A 6MB mint-flashplugin update?

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Wow, and it's only for a security mode update. I wish Flash would go away and one of the alternatives became stable and reliable. Adobe isn't concerned about Linux users; that was demonstrated when they decided to cut them off and make flash upgrades unavailable.
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Re: A 6MB mint-flashplugin update?

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Hello, CtrlAltDel.

So what is the problem which you need help with? Or is the intention merely to express your dissatisfaction with Adobe's decisions?
I would be more concerned in case we Linux users did not receive any Flash security updates in a timely fashion than I will be concerned by the fact that we do and that the Linux download package may have 6.5 MB. We always get the complete flash player plugin, no matter whether it is an emergency security patch, a normal update or a new installation.

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Re: A 6MB mint-flashplugin update?

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Does the previous post mean that whenever we get a security flash update, we also get a version update from Adobe? I hope so, but please clarify, as I have always wondered how far we will get behind in versions, before flash becomes unusable
as more and more websites demand a higher version.

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Re: A 6MB mint-flashplugin update?

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Hello, Bob.

We Linux users are locked at Flash v11.2.202.x, currently v11.2.202.336. We will not get any new features. We only get security patches.
Exception:
Chrome users get the Pepper based Flash player which comes with all Chrome browsers. (Pepper) Flash will be on the same technical level as the Windows version. Currently both are at v12.0.0.44.

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Re: A 6MB mint-flashplugin update?

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karlchen wrote:Hello, CtrlAltDel.

So what is the problem which you need help with? Or is the intention merely to express your dissatisfaction with Adobe's decisions?
I would be more concerned in case we Linux users did not receive any Flash security updates in a timely fashion than I will be concerned by the fact that we do and that the Linux download package may have 6.5 MB. We always get the complete flash player plugin, no matter whether it is an emergency security patch, a normal update or a new installation.

Cheers,
Karl
I have no problem that I need assistance with. Sorry for any inconvenience put upon anyone with this misplaced post.

As for the other, I guess I was just thinking it was excessive for a security update while no longer allowed to benefit from the newer upgrades from Adobe. Whining is good for some types; it's cathartic. If I ran the show, I'd get over it somehow and not shut out Linux users just on principle. Linux types drive a lot of innovation.
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