Message to Gentoo users from Macromedia

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Nick, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Nick

    Nick OSNN Lurker

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    Spent the last week installing and configuring Gentoo. Just been to see if I can get flash on Gentoo/Linux and found this message from Macromedia:

    Argh, emerge...failed..! Must... seek ...help!



    Must just be me then! :rolleyes:
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You're probably better off without it. Flash should be banished into an extremely deep well and not let out for sixty-five-thousand years... and a half.

    Would be quite happy to rid my install (of any o/s) of it.
     
  3. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    I don't mind it, except most distro's that I like aren't supported unless you want to spend hours......
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    What was the error?
     
  5. Xie

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    Will be interesting to see what direction Adobe takes things like flash. Also how Open Source friendly they will make them.
     
  6. Nick

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    No error, just seemed an odd turn of phrase:

    "If this fails, YOU MUST SEEK HELP!"

    As far as Open Source goes, there's the GPL Flash Library, although I've not played with it yet. Has anyone had a go with this?

    It'll be interesting to see what happens to all the Macormedia products. I know when Adobe took over Syntrillium, makers of Cool Edit, they changed the name to Adobe Audition, but as for the program itself it still has the same look and feel and does everything I want it to. Hope they only improve on the Macromedia products, as I make the occasional forray into dreamweaver.

    @Speedy: What's the flash done to upset you?
     
  7. Xie

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    I'm not SPeedY_B but flash is for the most part evil. It's way over used/abused. It can take a nice quick browser and bring your whole system to it's knees.
     
  8. Ohzopants

    Ohzopants My mom thinks I'm cool

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    I agree with Xie.
     
  9. Nick

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    I agree there is over use of it on some sites, but if you're on a quick connection and reasonable computer then it's better to view sites as they were intended. I'm a website developer and the designer I work with does use flash, but sparingly and not for site critical components such as navigation.

    I'm not sure I understand the sentiment "Flash is evil". IMHO, it's like anything else, overused or not implemented properly it becomes a problem, but used properly it can be useful.

    From the strong comments I feel like I'm missing something though?
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Flash existed, that's what it did.

    I see it's existence as being completely pointless and annoying.
     
  11. RickyC

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    Just like the Internet itself :lick:
     
  12. Xie

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    Flash can be used for some interesting things, though for the most part it has become like the <blink> tag or out of control flashing blinking images.
     
  13. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If only it was headed the same route as the blink tag though (ie: indefinitely disabled in most browsers)

    However I think it's unfortunately here to stay, I can only be thankful it's existence is plug-in based, and that most o/s's have a delete feature.
     
  14. Xie

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    Distrubing to see AOL putting it into their new IM client. :dead: