Adobe Starts 64-bit Flash Testing

    Adobe Starts 64-bit Flash Testing


    Posted: 17 Nov 2008
    Adobe starts 64-bit Flash testing with Linux alpha.

    Adobe has released the very first alpha version of a 64-bit Flash Player for Linux. This move is part of the company's broader plans to provide comprehensive 64-bit support for the widely-used browser plugin. Adobe expects to release 64-bit versions for all three platforms with the next major version of Flash Player.

    Although Adobe decided to start with Linux, the company says that 64-bit builds for all three major platforms will be released simultaneously with the next major version of Flash Player. Adobe chose Linux as the starting point because 64-bit software is supported pervasively in the Linux ecosystem and because Linux users have expressed the most demand for 64-bit Flash.

    Despite Adobe's efforts to improve the quality of the Flash Player user experience for Linux enthusiasts, the lack of a proper 64-bit version created significant problems. In the early days, 64-bit Linux users had to run 32-bit browsers inside of a chroot jail or use a 32-bit browser linked against a full set of 32-bit libraries. Eventually, nspluginwrapper emerged and provided cross-architecture support for 32-bit browser plugins in some browsers. It worked, but it was a suboptimal solution with a lot of problems.

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    Later Ted
    Bare Foot Kid's Avatar Posted By: Bare Foot Kid
    17 Nov 2008



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    Unbelievable FFS they get to the party 5 years late with only a Linux offering
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    Extremely poor.
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    Bare Foot Kid said:
    <br>&nbsp;Adobe chose Linux as the starting point because 64-bit software is supported pervasively in the Linux ecosystem and because Linux users have expressed the most demand for 64-bit Flash.
    Linux is only what 8% of the pc market? While 64bit Linux is like less than 2%

    64bit Linux users can use flash on 64bit quite easily since the nspluginwrapper is managed by each distribution vendor, WHy the #### they started with Linux support is beyond insane...

    +28% of the PC market is 64bit WIndows and Adobe cant make money from Linux because its developer tools are for Microsoft Windows so if they dont start supporting 64bit windows they can expect many customers to lose interest and stop developing for flash...

    Seriously Adobe, Get you ****** Act together, why support the least used OS in the entire industry before supporting the major, most used and supported OS

    Just set yourself up for Fail by supporting Linux and not listening to the majority of users once again
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    Maybe they are just using the Linux 64bit users as guinea pigs, at least that way they can can some feed back and in a way they are sort of like a bunch of Beta testers.

    I would say it's better to release it to a small group rather than giving it straight to the masses, I don't think the majority of Vista users would be very happy if it caused them major problems.

    Just be happy they are on the right road.
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