Konqueror flash plugin installer

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This is a patch to apply against kde 3.5 svn khtml directory.
This patch provide an easy way for people making their own kde based distribution to deal with the flash plugin.

Both the licence and the plugin are downloaded from Macromedia web site to avoid legal problems.

Usage can be found at http://opensource.dental-on-line.com
in "KDE->Flash Installer"

MaxAuthority

13 years ago

I like the idea, but ONLY if there is a checkbox: don't nag me again.

A lot of people just don't like/want flash and poping up this dialog everytime is even more annoying than flash is.

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BorgQueen

13 years ago

I have to agree, Flash is PITA.

However, installing flash is easy. You just use the same plugins that mozilla/firefox use. Copy the plugins dir from the mozilla/firefox dir to somewhere in your user dir (one can create a general dir called plugins) or just direct Konq to look there for plugins.

They work for me when I need them but I rarely need or want them so I disable them so as not to be bothered by flash nonsense.

Until a "stop" option or "don't play" option is added, I see flash as nothing but a bother.

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AbsintheSyringe

14 years ago

I havent used this "patch" but I really dont understand why something like this is not located in actual KDE.

Even KDE 3.5.1 (konqueror) stays without Flash which is in my opinion necessary for every broswer. At least do you want dialog is good.

Yes, I use Opera (trying to move Firefox)but konqueror is ... not a good web.browser especially with a linux newbie laying around with no idea how to implement this "patch" not to even mation implementing the patch itself.

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gordin

13 years ago

I'm using konqueror without flash and I'm very happy with it. I like konqueror as a browser and use it regulary. In addition, I could not use flash even if I want to because I'm on ppc and macromedia provides no binary for linux ppc nor the source.
So, I don't want such a patch in kde.

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ThaRippa

13 years ago

I just registered to say this:

You are the kind of guy i hate most on these boards and mailing lists.

If you don't need a feature, esp. because it wouldn't work for you for another reason, fine.

Let your comment say "Not useful for me, make sure it doesn't bother me".

But for your gods sake think about other people. Sure that noone will ever want this? Really?

I don't want every idea in the world to be implemented because someone might find it useful. But there are too many apps in linux that are missing key features just because the Dev and the regulars on his board don't want to use it.

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ThaRippa

13 years ago

With all that ranting i forgot to say:

I like the idea.
Flash would be available even if one only has user previliges, for example in the computer-pool of a library/school/university.

For my own PC, i'll use the general installation, as i use FF for browsing the web, and Konqi for browsing my files.

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elektroschock

14 years ago

I just wonder why a popup window is needed for that task, would be better to use the current Konqui tab for that content.

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brcha

13 years ago

KDE is not Windows, and I really don't see any need for "flash plugin installer". If the flash plugin is available, it should be installed system-wide (rpm, deb, apt-get, conary, what ever), not for every user individually. If the flash plugin is not available (amd64, for example), konqueror shouldn't bother people and should just ignore flash movies as they don't exist. At least until Macromedia succeeds in compiling the stupid player for amd64.

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tomasito

13 years ago

I've never needed such a thing in Gentoo and in Debian there's also a global install of flash

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bcanet

13 years ago

Hello,

The debian Flash installer need to be root or to have sudo privileges to be launched, this one operate with user privileges.

Regards

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Phemt

14 years ago

I agree, this should enter in kde asap!
Whay don't you talk about this in the kde's mailings lings?
Btw great job! :)

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reyneke

14 years ago

So just tell us, where kcmnspluginrc has to be located. If I know where, I might be able to use this.

Thx,
reyneke.

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bcanet

14 years ago

To use the patch one must folow the following steps:
Get Kde 3.5 sources.
cd in kdelibs/khtml
apply the patch with something like
cat pathtopatch.diff|patch -p1
recompile/package kde 3.5
install the new kde
put something like PluginsListFile=http://www.dental-on-line.com/divers/plugins.xml
in $KDEDIR/share/config/kcmnspluginrc
or ~/.kde/share/config/kcmnspluginrc

As you can see this patch is only usefull for two type of peoples distro makers or sysadmins.

Sorry for the late answer

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oopsnic

14 years ago

Hi
Dear professionals, could you include some guidelines for installation?

Good job

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reyneke

14 years ago

I, either, don't know how to use this. Could you please add an instruction how to install the plugin.

Thanks in advance!

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hopsieu

14 years ago

some help for newbies?

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DustyDingo

14 years ago

Well, that seems to work as usual, when you visit a site which uses flash you are asked to install the missing plugin. But why only supporting proprietary macromedia-flash, when there is a free implementation called gplflash? I don't know how hard it is to implement this in konqueror or with your plugin but you should considere to support it somehow.

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bcanet

14 years ago


This installer can work with others plugins as long as the plugin binary .so file is properly packaged in a tar archive.
The xml file must be customised to install another plugin.

Gpl flash produce two files.
The gpl flash library and the plugin linked against the library.
The plugin installer can copy the plugin in the browser plugin directory but can't install the gpl flash library on the system.

The solution would be to staticaly link libflash.so in libnpflash.so
and package the result in a tar file.

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sirtalon

14 years ago

Currently GPLFlash only supports flash 3 and 4. Theres a rewrite (GPLFlash2) that plans on supporting version 7. Hopefully it will be done soon because I've NEVER gotten the normal flash player to work in Konqueror, which means I have to use Firefox for my school work...

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toonmuylkens

14 years ago

finally someone came up with this idea.

I have been seaching for a good app that still had to be developed, but I couldn't find one...I just didn't came up with this idea

great app
cheers

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