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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: Gentoo Users List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] {SOLVED] Flash+nspluginwrapper versus Gnash comparisons?
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:53:31
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] OT: Flash+nspluginwrapper versus Gnash comparisons? by Walter Dnes
1 On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:15:28PM -0400, wrote
2 > I'm getting rather annoyed with Firefox. I don't want to get into
3 > that flamewar right now. I'm trying to migrate to UZBL. The latest git
4 > version is a lot better than the stale stable version. The uzbl-9999
5 > ebuild is broken (yes, I've filed a bug), so I pull directly from git
6 > and build and install to ~/.local. It's a steep learning curve, and
7 > I've gradually resolved almost every issue. The last reason to have
8 > Firefox or Opera hanging around is Flash. I subscribe to NHL GameCenter
9 > Live and, so Flash functionality is mandatory for me.
10 >
11 > The git version of UZBL requires a recent version of webkit, which
12 > requires gtk3. Flash is a gtk2 program, so it doesn't work.
14 Correction to the above. I'm not a C programmer or developer, but I
15 tweaked the "Makefile", and the git version of uzbl now builds with a
16 recent gtk2, rather than gtk3, and consequently Flash runs fine. The
17 tweak consists of changing 1 line in the Makefile from...
19 ENABLE_GTK3 ?= auto
23 ENABLE_GTK3 ?= no
25 The git version allows you to launch multiple simultaneous instances
26 *WITH DIFFERENT CONFIGURATION FILES*. I usually launch using the config
27 file with plugins disabled. For the sites where I need Flash, I launch
28 the with plugin-enabled config.
30 --
31 Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
32 I don't run "desktop environments"; I run useful applications