Great, I don't install Flash on my systems anymore, and I remove it everywhere I see it. I have been using HTML5 instead, I also use mplayer and youtube-dl for videos sometimes...Flash is a piece of crap, I hope it dies already.
Maybe it's not so damaging news as we could benefit by being more aimed at HTML5, and use the likes of Gnash if there is that odd web-page that displays some flash.
Ehm no. icedtea is an nsplugin.... otherwise how can it work in firefox? I don't know if they are working on a PPAPI version. Anyway why not fix/enhance NPAPI? Why don't develop something other browser vendor are interested in?
To be fair to Google, NPAPI does suck and everyone knows it
I believe the Firefox argument is that even though it sucks, they want to focus on HTML5 rather than spending lots of time creating a new API for 3rd party binary plugins. Which is also a reasonable stance.
Can't say I'm surprised. With 11.0, they outright dropped video acceleration support for non-whitelisted graphics cards on Linux, and before that they release Wallaby, which converts flash files to HTML5. So it seems to me that Adobe themselves think that Flash is dated.
Hmm, even at this point Lightspark + Gnash seems to be a good alternative, even with some hardware acceleration.