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Re: Proposal: Install swfdec by default.



On Jan 29, 2008 12:29 AM, Valent Turkovic <valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> 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 :)
>
> Cheers,
> Valent.
>
> [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

Here is the bz for this issue;
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=430629


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