[webkit-qt] qtwebkit and flash 11 on linux

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Tue Apr 23 11:49:29 PDT 2013

On Monday 22 April 2013, qx wrote:
> anyone has latest information on flash 11 for qtwebkit and linux?

There are no news. Adobe has officially stated they will continue to maintain 
10.x on Linux but will not port 11 to Linux. Flash 11 will only be available 
on Linux through Chrome (the PPAPI).

We have looked into PPAPI, but while it started many years ago a generic new 
api for plugins, Mozilla dropped their plans of supporting it years ago, and 
it is today entirely Chromium specific with a mess of different major 
processing models (same process, different process but native, or NaCl), and 
hundreds of API interfaces with different versions. All this complexity is 
used by less than a handful of plugins that are ONLY shipped with Chrome in 
specific versions. It is so convoluted, proprietary and apparently fragile 
that not even Chromium is using Flash through PPAPI on Linux.

So. We will continue to support NPAPI and Adobe has promised to keep 
maintaining Flash 10.x .


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