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Adobe unifies its Flash plugin releases with version 24

adobe_flash_8s600x600_2Adobe has silently been developing an updated version of their NPAPI based Linux Flash Player plugin for a while.
Remember, NPAPI is the plugin protocol used in Mozilla compatible browsers, for which Adobe was supposedly not releasing any new developments. Instead they only incorporated security fixes to their stone-age version 11 of the Linux player during the past years.

And today this has changed. Adobe have released a unified Flash player plugin version across all supported platforms. Which means, there is now a version for both the PPAPI (Google Chrome and friends) and the NPAPI (Mozilla Firefox and friends) based plugins. I guess that is good news for Firefox users on Linux.

As always, Slackware packages for these Flash plugins are available for download & install in the following locations:

Have fun with these.


  1. Eduardo

    Thank you Eric!

  2. bratpit


    Licence.pdf file from flashplayer package goes to / .


  3. alienbob

    Hm, will fix that.

  4. kjhambrick

    Woo Hoo !

    Thank you Eric ( 🙂 and thank you Adobe 🙂 )

    BTW … works great with yesterday’s Firefox Update.

    I also saw a /license.pdf file ( thanks bratpit ) …

    ‘Fixed’ it after verifying the source by:

    mv /license.pdf /usr/share/doc/flashplayer-plugin-

    — kjh

  5. Tatiana Winter

    That’s fantastic! Finally some service from those guys. 🙂

    Thank you very much!

  6. Niki Kovacs

    Looks like the numerous “Adobe Flash is dying at last” articles in the Linux press reminded them that there are also some Linux users out there.

  7. BrianA_MN

    Doesn’t work for DRM content material. Just a note for less experiences Slackware users. This new Adobe flash offering doesn’t support DRM content, as explicitly stated by Adobe on the release page. However, by using Eric’s pipelight-plugin package and enabling flash, the Windows version of Flash running in WINE still supports DRM content. So if you are trying to use hulu’s DRM offering via stick with the pipelight-plugin flash. The fds-team maybe a little slower in getting flash updates to you, but at least you can continue to watch those old shows you love and the latest new ones too!

  8. sudobash

    Awww. I’m almost disappointed. I keep waiting for flashplayer to die. But on the plus side, at least Linux is still seen as relevant and Chrome doesn’t have to have the monopoly yet.

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