Flash Experience (Ubuntu/Intrepid)

Registered by Alexander Sack on 2008-05-29

Flash Experience Spec for Ubuntu Intrepid aims for:
 + improved plugin finder wizard experience
 + better experience for sites that use the flash detection kit
 + improved user-experience for selection of available alternatives

Topics:
   1. Apturl blocks UI thread
   2. Flash Detection Kit blocks Plugin Finder Service
   3. Adobe Download Page doesn't offer .deb's nor apt: URLs
   4. Free Flash Status
   5. Plugin Finder Wizard lacks Description for displayed alternatives
   6. No user way to switch to alternative solutions

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Alexander Sack
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Alexander Sack
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for intrepid
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Alexander Sack on 2008-08-27
Completed by
Alexander Sack on 2009-10-15

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2008-06-17 kamion: approved, provisionally assignee=asac and priority=high

2008-08-27 asac: beta status for: better description (webservice needs deployment) and plugin alternatives (UI needs to be polished/finalized). good progress: anti-flash-detection-kit (some difficulties to get the event to the proper listener in the browser); at risk: adobe offers deb on their website (adobe will support ubuntu in Flash 10, but debs on their site are at risk); not a feature, but a bug: apturil in UI thread

2008-09-29 timo-jyrinki: Regarding point 4 Gnash has not been updated after 0.8.2. 0.8.3 came out in June and is available in Debian, 0.8.4 release might be available soon.

asac: i think this can be marked implemented. the wizard and on-demand switcher are both in and anti-flash-detection-kit is really hard to do.

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