Bug#678795: task-desktop: Flash support should pull in browser-plugin-lightspark

Didier 'OdyX' Raboud odyx at debian.org
Wed Jun 27 07:04:53 UTC 2012

Le mercredi, 27 juin 2012 07.34:20, Christian PERRIER a écrit :
> Thanks for the detailed answer.
> Am I correct concluding that we can safely add
> browser-plugin-lightspark to the desktop task?

My opinion as maintainer is that is is safe to do so _provided_ lightspark 
gets more bugs filed; ironically. Due to the nature of both the lightspark 
project and Youtube (and other flash-relying websites), the combination of 
both will be broken over time. This brokenness needs to be documented as bugs 
in the Debian BTS for it to have a chance to be fixed. 

(CC'ing debian-release@ for opinions on the following)

My main concern is that a useful lightspark will need rather frequent updates, 
even in stable. I think it's better to have a semi-working not-totally-stable 
free flash player than letting our users rely on Adobe's. Release Team: would 
a more liberal upgrade policy be acceptable for lightspark ?


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