Subject: Netscape package and 'flash' shockwave plugin
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/21/1999 10:38:13
The i386 navigator and communicator pkgsrc packages can use the
macromedia 'flash' plugin to display shockwave enabled web pages.
I have a quick patch that updates the communicator package to
automatically install the appropriate libflashplayer.so on i386.
This adds approx 248K to a 30MB package.
I've mailed macromedia to see if there are any distribution
issues, but I'm curious as to what people believe the best
a) Update communicator and navigator packages to automatically
include flash on i386.
Easiest, it Just Works, but means users cannot install
on i386 _without_ flash. Also means if both communicator
and naviagator are installed, both have seperate flash.
b) Update only communicator as it is the 'kitchen sink' install.
c) Add a new 'ns-flash' package.
Much more extensible in the long run. Would want to share
plugin dir between communicator and navigator, and would
also want to depend on _either_ navigator and communicator
package (I don't know if we can do this?)
So... a) or b) are easy, c) is a can of worms :)
I currently favour 'b)'.
For non i386 users - apologies. At some point I'm sure we'll
switch the sparc port across to the solaris netscape binary
at which point the solaris flash plugin will work. None of this
helps my arm32 box :/
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