Bug 72505 - Get yourself a flash player!
Summary: Get yourself a flash player!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Blizzard
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-24 19:28 UTC by Alexei Podtelezhnikov
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-28 00:30:48 UTC
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Description Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2002-08-24 19:28:48 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/7.0 (compatible)

Description of problem:
Mozilla used to rely on a sneaky link 
to /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/ligflashpayer.so
to get Macromedia Flash Player capability. Now, when Netscape is dropped, 
it's time for Red hat to step-up and start distributing
Flash Player for Linux from Macromedia yourselves.

After all Macromedia only asks for displaying their logo.
This is not a big deal in mozilla, is it? ... unless of course
Red Hat is committed to open source software only. 
No, you are not :), productivity CD is perfectly sutable to include 
mozilla-flash-5.0.r50-1.i386.rpm with that damn logo.

To make your inquieries easier, I give you a couple of links:
tar.gz is at 

Distribution license for logo is at:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Netscape is dropped
2. Mozilla is not able to use flash player plugin

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-28 00:30:42 UTC
The flash player is closed source; we're definitely moving towards all open
source in the base distribution.

Comment 2 Christopher Blizzard 2002-08-28 00:57:51 UTC
Won't fix.

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