Bug 1000254 - hop contains bundled Flash files
hop contains bundled Flash files
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hop (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michel Alexandre Salim
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: WebAssets-BundledBinaries
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Reported: 2013-08-23 00:27 EDT by T.C. Hollingsworth
Modified: 2015-10-28 16:09 EDT (History)
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Description T.C. Hollingsworth 2013-08-23 00:27:06 EDT
This package contains binary files that are typically excuted by the Flash
player or another similar program.

These files are not permitted in Fedora. [1]  Everything we produce needs to
be built from source. [2]

The offending file(s) shipped in this package are:
/usr/share/hop/flash/HopAudio.swf
/usr/share/hop/flash/HopServevt.swf
/usr/share/hop/flash/HopVideo.swf
/usr/share/hop/flash/JavaScriptFlashGateway.swf
/usr/share/hop/flash/HopAudio.swf
/usr/share/hop/flash/HopServevt.swf
/usr/share/hop/flash/HopVideo.swf
/usr/share/hop/flash/JavaScriptFlashGateway.swf

If these files are just a fallback for something that is now supported by modern
web standards like the HTML5 <video> element, please just remove the binaries.

If removing these files would seriously cripple your application, please let me
know so we can figure out a solution.

If you have any questions, please shout.  Thanks!

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#No_inclusion_of_pre-built_binaries_or_libraries
[2] https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel/2013-August/187836.html
Comment 1 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 10:00:08 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Program_Management/HouseKeeping/Fedora22
Comment 2 Jerry James 2015-10-28 16:09:15 EDT
I just updated bigloo, and of necessity updated hop as well since 2.5.0 doesn't build with the new version of bigloo.  I took a look at these files.  The sources for the Hop*.swf files are, as you might guess, created by hop upstream.  They are in the same directory as the Hop*.swf files in the source distribution, namely share/flash.  Comments at the top indicate that they are built with the mtasc compiler from http://www.mtasc.org/.

The situation with JavaScriptFlashGateway.swf is less clear.  There is a file named JavaScriptFlashGateway.js in the same directory, but I don't know if it is the source or, if so, how it is built.  The JavaScript file's header indicates that it is (part of?) the Macromedia(r) Flash(r) JavaScript Integration Kit.  It contains a license statement which appears to be loosely BSD.

HTH.

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