Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

Reuben K. Caron reuben at
Wed Mar 24 09:13:56 EDT 2010


Great news. Thanks for letting us know and thank you for doing the  
legwork to get that accomplished.


On Mar 24, 2010, at 8:59 AM, Ed McNierney wrote:

> Folks -
> OLPC already has a license from Adobe to redistribute Adobe Flash.   
> We can provide that to any deployment that requests it; if a  
> deployment decides they need it, we don't need to force them to  
> install it themselves.
> However, Adobe pointed out that since OLPC's Linux distro (a Fedora  
> Remix) is not a supported platform, they're not interested in bug  
> reports unless they are reproduced on stock Fedora and reported as  
> Fedora bugs.  Having spoken to Adobe about this, I found absolutely  
> no evidence that anyone there's eager to do anything specific for  
> OLPC XO laptops.
> I also made no effort to sell them on the idea; I just wanted to be  
> sure that if a deployment decided on their own that they needed to  
> provide the Adobe Flash player, OLPC wasn't unreasonably making it  
> harder than necessary for them.
> 	- Ed
> On Mar 24, 2010, at 8:53 AM, Reuben K. Caron wrote:
>> On Mar 24, 2010, at 7:52 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:19 AM, Reuben K. Caron
>>> <reuben at> wrote:
>>>> IMHO, OLPC would be able to provide deployments with the option of
>>>> including
>>>> Adobe Flash, while continuing to include Gnash as default
>>> There are some aspects that are outside of OLPC control
>>> - We need RPMs from Adobe -- in the case if AIR, they are not
>>> available. Carlos and anyone else interested _must chase Adobe_, not
>>> OLPC.
>> Yes and no. Anyone technically capable to rebuild our build system,  
>> as
>> you mention below, will be able to easily script the installation of
>> AIR.
>>> - Licensing issues need to be sorted out. Carlos and anyone
>>> interested _must chase Adobe_, not OLPC.
>> No again, OLPC should have done the legwork so deployments don't have
>> to jump through the hurdles of obtaining licensing from Adobe.
>>> - If Adobe cares about running well on XOs, Adobe should ask for
>>> laptops through the contributors programme (like everyone else!).
>>> Carlos any anyone interested must chase Adobe on that.
>> I'll work with Carlos on this.
>>> With those 2 sorted out, it's damned trivial to add it to an 8.2.x
>>> build (using my latest patches to install arbitrary rpms), and  
>>> thanks
>>> to the more flexible build system for f11 builds it's trivial to add
>>> it to an XO-1.5 image.
>>> There is noone at OLPC blocking this. Go folks, go lobby Adobe.
>> Agreed.
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