to autodownload or not to autodownload

Leszek Matok Lam at
Sat Feb 9 08:53:18 UTC 2008

Dnia 2008-02-08, o godz. 23:28:07 "Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta at>

> even if the open source solution isn't as capable as
> adobe's proprietary code.
I'm stating that swfdec couldn't ever be as capable as Adobe's competitor for
Fedora without Livna in the way. Livna can make it acceptable for us
Europeans, but Fedora can't make it easy to install or use. Fedora can make
Adobe's Flash easy to install and use.

> Though I'm not really sure what you're complaining about, I think
> firefox still attempts to get Adobe's plugin if it detects that its
> needed, or
As Kevin said, this mechanism is inferior to the RPM-based one.

Don't stick to that "Codeina" word. Look at it this way: we already have an
automatic downloader of proprietary code built into FF. We can replace it with
more manageable mechanism, using YUM repository. It should be used by FF, as
the worse one is right now.

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