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Re: Flash Player 9 Beta for Linux Is Available



On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 09:46 -0600, Phil Meyer wrote:
> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, taharka wrote:
> >
> >> How do,
> >>
> >> Full info plus links at,
> >> http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=148
> >>
> >> taharka
> >>
> >> Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.
> >
> > So the next question is, will Warren be making RPMs available at 
> > macromedia.mpliug.org?
> >
> and will he recompile for 64bit?
> 

A. It's a binary blob - it's not open source.
B. It's written poorly - with no multi-platform support in mind.
(Most likely they mixed longs with ints and have bundles of asm code -
all of this makes porting to 64bit a lovely nightmare)

- Gilboa


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