Subject: Re: changing to NetBSD, still not quite sure... :-/
To: Christian Baer <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/29/2007 16:24:33
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, Christian Baer wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:27:59 -0500 (CDT) Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>>> - Use Firefox *with* Flash under amd64 (does Linux compat make that
>>>   possible?)
>> Maybe use pkgsrc/www/nspluginwrapper: "allowing a plugin compiled for one
>> ABI to be used in a browser compiled for another."
> That somehow seems a far stretch, but it's worth a look.

 	It qorks quite well - the common case is it provides a linux
 	npviewer.bin executable which looks like a browser to the
 	(flash) plugin, and a native which installs as
 	a plugin into the native browser. A pipe between npviewer.bin
 	and bridges the gap.

 	Its not as performant as a plugin directly in the browser, but
 	as a side effect if the flash plugin crashes... the browser
 	keeps running.

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --