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Re: Proposal: Install swfdec by default.

2008/1/11 Brian Pepple <bpepple fedoraproject org>:
> Hi all,
> Currently, we don't install any free flash implementations by default,
> but now that swfdec-gnome has become part of GNOME(1), I would like to
> propose that we install swfdec-gnome (& possibly swfdec-mozilla) by
> default starting with F9.
> (1)
> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/devel-announce-list/2008-January/msg00001.html

Why not fix this bug[1]?
My experience with swfdec is great! I really love that we have an
option to watch online videos (there other things beside porn, believe
it or not) and not use proprietary plugins for that. I have tested it
and you can see my posts[2][3] that it works really porely on most
sites. It works on youtube.com and that is about it. It doensn't even
work with www.fedoratv.com :(

>From users point of view this would be a mixed bag. If fedora makes
some how to include all the codecs needed for swfdec to work even then
only youtube is not something that will make users who want things to
JustWork happy.
It would be bad to "force" users to use swfdec if it works porly and
not give them some easy way to switch it to propritary one if they
find this one not working for them. I see that as a problem because if
firefox has something that says can play flash it is happy - it
doens't care that it actually does nothing (like swfdec without
codecs). Any ideas?
And it would be really nice if the bug from the beginning gets fixed :)


[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=242175
[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-desktop-list/2008-January/msg00095.html
[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-desktop-list/2008-January/msg00106.html
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