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From: "»Q«" <boxcars@×××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: Firefox and Adobe's DRM plugin
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 21:56:28
Message-Id: 20140515165545.4e6e8fbd@sepulchrave.remarqs
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Firefox and Adobe's DRM plugin by Mick
1 On Thu, 15 May 2014 20:31:14 +0100
2 Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com> wrote:
4 > Does anyone know if Gentoo will provide a USE flag to enable this if
5 > desired?
6 >
7 >
9 It may not even be possible to enable it in Gentoo builds or it may be
10 possible only in firefox-bin builds. From that article (which is by
11 Mozilla's CTO, by the way),
13 Mozilla will distribute the sandbox alongside Firefox, and we are
14 working on deterministic builds that will allow developers to use a
15 sandbox compiled on their own machine with the CDM as an alternative.
17 IMO they *must* make that possible. Otherwise the sandbox itself has
18 to be a binary blob, which would negate much of reason for having a
19 sandbox in the first place -- it would only be an alleged sandbox.
21 He also says,
23 As plugins today, the CDM itself will be distributed by Adobe and
24 will not be included in Firefox.
26 So if/when Gentoo gets around to making the CDM available, ISTM it will
27 almost certainly be a package separate from Firefox. If so, maybe
28 there will be a USE flag for Firefox which pulls the CDM in as a
29 dependency, but that flag should be off by default (again IMO).


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Firefox and Adobe's DRM plugin Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>