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Re: Suggestions

Post#121 by fullmoonremix » 16 Dec 2015, 12:11

Salutations... :good:

@ brokenman... this is a updated loadout where I split the interpeter from the toolchain.
viewtopic.php?f=137&t=5071&p=39982&hili ... gue#p39982

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Re: Suggestions

Post#122 by Blaze » 16 Dec 2015, 17:39

brokenman, yes, i agree with you but..., i think need to remove this code with 'auto update' and leave only 'manual update' - it's better way.
  • you don't depend from packages.
  • will get a new version from 1st source of offical web site adobe.com
  • manual update via GUI
It's more simple than

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pacman -S flashplayer
Of course i mean for newbies. For me it's not problem Image and i respect your choice ;)

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Re: Suggestions

Post#123 by brokenman » 16 Dec 2015, 20:27

Thanks Blaze. I downloaded and activated it. As guest I ran update_flash and it was really easy. Nice gui. Unfortunately once it had finished I went to the flash test website and it said I don't have flash installed. Maybe I need to restart my browser. I can't right now because I have a hundred windows open that I can't close. Will try later.
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Re: Suggestions

Post#124 by aus9 » 16 Dec 2015, 23:09

Gentlemen

I am drifting offtopic but semi-related to flashplayer. Do we need it when its got some of the more frequent vulnerabilities out there?
https://helpx.adobe.com/security.html#flashplayer

News dated Dec 11 this year
http://www.itnews.com.au/news/adobe-pat ... ies-412927
No fewer than 80 critical vulnerabilites have been taken care of in the updated version 20.0.0.228 of Flash Player

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/adobe-pat ... z3uWnWzYGX
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Re: Suggestions

Post#125 by brokenman » 16 Dec 2015, 23:59

I avoid flash whenever possible for this reason. Newbies coming to a distro probably expect it though, which is why it is included by default in Porteus. If we can facilitate updating it then I am all for it. Not so sure automatic updates are the way to go though.

EDIT:
Well the update didn't work for me.
/usr/bin/update_flash: line 225: 4309 Terminated gtkdialog --program=FLASH_UPDATER_GUI

It left files in /root and tried to resume on start but failed. Trying again after fixing lib path.

EDIT2:
Must only work if you already have flashplayer installed. It would be nice if it installed it in the case that it was not found existing on the system. Nice little gui.
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Re: Suggestions

Post#126 by Ed_P » 17 Dec 2015, 05:24

With Flash in Firefox on 3.0.1 & 3.1 if a site needs Flash, and there has been an update of Flash, Flash, or Firefox, alerts you that there is an update. And USM usually has the update. So I don't think automatic updates are necessary. but a convenient way to install an update would be appreciated. By all, not just newbies.

I haven't found a convenient way to download a Java plugin yet though. A convenient way to do that would be appreciated also. :)
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Re: Suggestions

Post#127 by aus9 » 18 Dec 2015, 07:12

@brokenman

when Nemesis goes stable will the iso builder have a firefox module or will you leave firefox in the base of the iso?

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Re: Suggestions

Post#128 by fullmoonremix » 18 Dec 2015, 21:46

Salutations... :good:

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Re: Suggestions

Post#129 by brokenman » 19 Dec 2015, 03:15

when Nemesis goes stable will the iso builder have a firefox module or will you leave firefox in the base of the iso?
I am just discussing the pros/cons of this in another thread now. I think I will ship it in the base folder and use a custom script to update it (and other browsers).
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Re: Suggestions

Post#130 by Ed_P » 19 Dec 2015, 05:31

I have it in my ISOs and download updates via USM that go into the modules folder. Deactivating and deleting the prior module once the new version proves itself. It's only about 53MB.
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Re: Suggestions

Post#131 by brokenman » 20 Dec 2015, 18:45

Looks like we move with the times or get left behind. As of firefox v43 gtk3 is required. There was talk about switching it off until firefox v45 but in the arch update it looks like firefox will pull in gtk3 :shock:

What about people that want firefox on a lightweight distro without gtk3? :Bravo:
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Re: Suggestions

Post#132 by ncmprhnsbl » 20 Dec 2015, 21:23

brokenman wrote:it looks like firefox will pull in gtk3
gtk3 and gtk2... which precludes a gtk3 only setup too.. :crazy:
brokenman wrote:What about people that want firefox on a lightweight distro without gtk3?
wes gots to builds it ourselfs ... apparently... https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/firefox-gtk2/
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Re: Suggestions

Post#133 by brokenman » 20 Dec 2015, 21:32

Thanks for the link. looks like it's settled. I will have to make a custom firefox upgrade script.
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Re: Suggestions

Post#134 by aus9 » 21 Dec 2015, 05:42

Hi v3.4 Nemesis seems nano is not there? Any chance of including in next build if space an issue? I can live with mcedit otherwise
wes gots to builds it ourselfs ... apparently... https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/firefox-gtk2/
I think that is building from source so a download of 100 Megs plus.
I have a build package using the pre-compiled binary but I stopped work on it and it needs its user.js or prefs,js fixing which I had not pursued but could pursue it or brokenman could look into it?
My download is about 50 megs

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Re: Suggestions

Post#135 by francois » 22 Dec 2015, 14:10

Nano is really a nice feature and at the same time so intrinsinc to arch, that one would be lost without it.
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