[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Flash player 9

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at movial.fi
Date: Mon Oct 23 14:22:32 EEST 2006

> As announced on Adobe Flash release manager blog
> http://weblogs.macromedia.com/emmy/ Flash 9 for Linux is here. You think
> that this can be used under Maemo? Before now Flash was a big pain and I had
> a lot of crash with older versions on Linux, but now I think that Adobe is
> seriously considering Linux as big OS player. Under Maemo I have a lot of
> browser crash that, may be erroneously, attribute to flash player, so using
> the new Flash player 9 may resolve those problems. What do you think?

I think the main problem with Flash is that it just plain takes too much
memory (you can follow Browser memory usage in "top" when going to a site
with a lot of Flash), especially with content that Web designers nowadays
put onto sites & their Flash files.

I doubt Flash 9 is going to solve this as according to its documentation
its minimum requirements are:
- Modern Processor (at least 800 MHz)
- 512MB of RAM 
- Alsa Sound Architecture (OSS/ESD will not play audio;
  audio will silently fail.)
- Graphics Memory (128MB)

770 has 64MB of RAM.

	- Eero

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