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sandyd
December 9th, 2009, 10:39 PM
as part of an update
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184109/adobe_updates_flash_air_with_critical_fixes.html

today, adobe has finally fixed the adobe flash installation/reinstallation problems (dependencies, and non-uninstallable flash)
theirs now a seperate deb version for 9.04+ avalible on their site.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

new alpha refresh of x64 flash was also released yesterday
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/64bit.html

Improvements/additions to the x64 bit edition include

3D Effects - Easily transform and animate any display object through 3D space while retaining full interactivity. Fast, lightweight, and native 3D effects make motion that was previously reserved for expert users available to everyone. Complex effects are simple with APIs that extend what you already know.

Custom Filters and Effects - Create and share your own (http://www.adobe.com/go/pixelbender) portable filters, blend modes, and fills using Adobe Pixel Bender™ (http://www.adobe.com/go/pixelbender_toolkit), the same technology used for many After Effects CS3 filters. Shaders in Flash Player are about 1KB and can be scripted and animated at runtime.

Advanced Text Layout - A new, highly flexible text layout engine, co-existing with TextField, enables innovation in creating new text controls by providing low-level access to text offering right-to-left and vertical text layout, plus support for typographic elements like ligatures.

Enhanced Drawing API - Runtime drawing is easier and more powerful with re-styleable properties, 3D APIs, and a new way of drawing sophisticated shapes without having to code them line by line.

Visual Performance Improvements – Applications and videos will run smoother and faster with expanded use of hardware acceleration. By moving several visual processing tasks to the video card, the CPU is free to do more.

Enhanced Sound APIs – Work with loaded MP3 audio at a lower level in Flash Player 10. The new APIs will let you do application-level audio mixing through ActionScript and even audio filtering with Adobe Pixel Bender.

Adobe air also got an update, but i cant seem to find the changelog.....
thankyou adobe. just what i wanted for my early christmas present!! ;)

hoppipolla
December 9th, 2009, 10:43 PM
wow that's really cool :)

I mean the version in the repos has always seemed ok, but this is certainly a step up!

Well done Adobe! :)

sudoer541
December 9th, 2009, 11:09 PM
I just got an update from adobe flash 32bits and it seems faster then before

ZankerH
December 9th, 2009, 11:13 PM
It's still proprietary software. Not what I'd call "fixed".

Do not use this restrictive software, and do not support websites that insist on you using it!

wojox
December 9th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Thanks for the heads up carlee. Just purged the old and installed the new. :D

schauerlich
December 9th, 2009, 11:19 PM
It's still proprietary software. Not what I'd call "fixed".

Do not use this restrictive software, and do not support websites that insist on you using it!

UF uses vBulletin, which is proprietary.

Bye.

Giant Speck
December 9th, 2009, 11:22 PM
It's still proprietary software. Not what I'd call "fixed".

Do not use this restrictive software, and do not support websites that insist on you using it!

The irony is hilarious.

Crunchy the Headcrab
December 9th, 2009, 11:43 PM
It's still proprietary software. Not what I'd call "fixed".

Do not use this restrictive software, and do not support websites that insist on you using it!
No. I'm going to use the hell out of it. :D

pwnst*r
December 9th, 2009, 11:45 PM
The irony is hilarious.

hahaha

lovinglinux
December 9th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Thanks for the info.

The separate version is installed via partner repository now, instead of manual deb installation. Cool. You can install with the link below:

apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=$distro-partner

Ubuntu Update Manager will also provide it if you have the partner repo enabled and flashplugin-nonfree installed.

Psumi
December 10th, 2009, 12:46 AM
x64 version is MUCH more stable than it ever was now, and much faster, thank you adobe!

speedwell68
December 10th, 2009, 12:59 AM
It's still proprietary software. Not what I'd call "fixed".

Do not use this restrictive software, and do not support websites that insist on you using it!

Oh please, are you seriously suggesting that you don't use any sites that use flash?

I noticed that an updated version in the update manager earlier and I have to say that things seem a lot smoother, like the iPlayer and Youtube videos that have been embedded in forum posts.

sandyd
December 10th, 2009, 10:50 PM
bump as a reminder.

tashirosgt
December 11th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Is the flash installer fixed for Ubuntu 9.x and not for Ubuntu 8?

I tried their installation for Ubuntu 8.04 on my machine and when I visit a site that uses Flash, the site redirects me to the "Get Adobe Flash" page. Was there some manual configuration to work-around the problem in Ubuntu 8 ?

Psumi
December 11th, 2009, 02:11 AM
Now that I'm back on GNOME, the flash plugin isn't as stable anymore. :(

Anuovis
December 26th, 2009, 08:58 PM
I was hoping this would fix flickering flash (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1347087) issues but at least on my system it did not.

Exodist
December 26th, 2009, 08:59 PM
I was hoping this would fix flickering flash (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1347087) issues but at least on my system it did not.
May be VSunc not enabled. If not its a hidden performance issue.

DustWolf
February 4th, 2010, 10:15 PM
apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=$distro-partner

Say how the heck does one use that link? I just get an invalid protocol message from my browser. Also, I can't seem to be able to add the link as a synaptic source either.

arnab_das
February 4th, 2010, 11:04 PM
flickering issue very much there. just tested flash after updating. adobe needs to do a lot more.

Psumi
February 4th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the info.

The separate version is installed via partner repository now, instead of manual deb installation. Cool. You can install with the link below:

apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=$distro-partner

Ubuntu Update Manager will also provide it if you have the partner repo enabled and flashplugin-nonfree installed.

How do we do this without software sources, synaptic, apturl or the update manager? (IE: If we hate gnome?)

Tibuda
February 4th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Say how the heck does one use that link? I just get an invalid protocol message from my browser. Also, I can't seem to be able to add the link as a synaptic source either.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptURL


How do we do this without software sources, synaptic, apturl or the update manager? (IE: If we hate gnome?)
edit sources.list, and then use apt-get or aptitude

blur xc
February 4th, 2010, 11:47 PM
I'm confused again. This post is from two months ago. Doens't flash just get updated automatically along with the rest of the standard updates? Shouldn't sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade get you the latest flash anyway?

I just tried installing, and apparently I already have that same version 10.0.42.34 installed...

BM

Psumi
February 5th, 2010, 12:25 AM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptURL


edit sources.list, and then use apt-get or aptitude

And what repo do we add?

Tibuda
February 5th, 2010, 12:38 AM
And what repo do we add?

Partner. I think it is already in the default sources.list, but commented. I can't check, as I don't use Ubuntu anymore.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/CommandLine#Adding%20Partner%20Repositories

cariboo
February 5th, 2010, 12:39 AM
Apturl only pulls packages from the repositories and ppa's you have enabled. I you want the latest flash version you will have to get it from Adobe.

chriswyatt
February 5th, 2010, 01:20 AM
I you want the latest flash version you will have to get it from Adobe.

I assume you mean directly? I got the latest Flash version from the Canonical repository.

jrusso2
February 5th, 2010, 02:02 AM
It's still proprietary software. Not what I'd call "fixed".

Do not use this restrictive software, and do not support websites that insist on you using it!

Hopefully if HTML 5 comes along we won't need flash.

cariboo
February 5th, 2010, 02:26 AM
I've been using the 64-bit alpha version directly from Adobe for several months, and have had zero problems. Using the 64-bit version from the repositories caused my media center pc to lock up when running "HD" flash full screen.