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Re: [opensuse-factory] Flash Player dropped from Tumbleweed and Leap 42.1
  • From: Werner Flamme <werner.flamme@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:14 +0100
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Wolfgang Rosenauer [26.10.2015 14:52]:
Am 26.10.2015 um 14:47 schrieb Richard Brown:
On 26 October 2015 at 14:45, Robert Kaiser <kairo@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks, this means a lot of people will continue to have the current version
installed "until the end of time",even once it becomes horribly insecure. :(

Dude, it's flash, it's been horribly insecure since the beginning of time ;)

ok, but Robert has a point indeed. But then we can discuss based on that
Actually Firefox will block outdated Flash versions anyway. So people
cannot just continue to use it in many cases. Therefore while there is a
point I'm not sure we have to take extra measurements on it.

This "blocking" is just a question. If you decide to continue using the
installed Flash version, this is only 1 click away.

We could think about provided a package to replace earlier flash-player
versions shipped by openSUSE which contains "nothing". But then again is
it worth the effort?

Or you point the folks to the packman Repos, where they will find a
package named chromium-pepper-flash, which can be used by Firefox too.



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