Bug 22943 - Remove the Flash player plugin from the M7 repository
Summary: Remove the Flash player plugin from the M7 repository
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: release_blocker normal
Target Milestone: Mageia 7
Assignee: All Packagers
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-04-22 18:19 CEST by William Kenney
Modified: 2018-04-23 23:47 CEST (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: flash-player-plugin
Status comment:


Description William Kenney 2018-04-22 18:19:06 CEST
Description of problem:

The Adobe Flash player has become an industry pariah. Adobe defacto no longer supports it and provides, free of charge, a kit that allows website managers to transition from Flash to HTML5. Mozilla, as it releases new versions of Firefox, is making it increasing more difficult to deal with a Flash website.

Even if we stop supporting Flash there will be plenty of ways to install the Flash player on Firefox.

90%++ of legitimate websites no longer need the Flash Player and have transitioned to HTML5.
Comment 1 Marja Van Waes 2018-04-23 05:54:51 CEST
Assigning to the registered maintainer.

CC: (none) => marja11
Source RPM: flash-player-plugin- => flash-player-plugin
Assignee: bugsquad => anssi.hannula

Comment 2 David Walser 2018-04-23 23:23:07 CEST
Any packager can resolve this.  I will probably even obsolete it in Mageia 6 once we move to FF60 if our current package doesn't work with it.

Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 7
Priority: Normal => release_blocker
Assignee: anssi.hannula => pkg-bugs
CC: (none) => anssi.hannula

Comment 3 William Kenney 2018-04-23 23:47:42 CEST
Your the best David. I'm glad we're having this conversation now.

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