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Upgrade Flash player?

September 07, 2009 — BarryK
Coolpup is urging me to upgrade to the latest Flash player. Coolpup has created this information page:

Pup 4.3beta2 still has Flash player version, which is getting rather old.
I have stayed with it because it works for me, and is small.

So, do we really have to move up?

Are you guys finding Flash-based sites that don't work with the older player?

Of course, the latest player is supposed to have fixed some security holes.

This is the main reason I am so reluctant to upgrade: 2545KB 3951KB
...these are the compressed sizes, so the upgrade would cause the live-CD size to jump up about 1.4MB.


Yes please to new flash
Username: Tony
Hi Barry, Flash is so pervasive and some large sites like the BBCi player will not work without the upgraded version. Also I am hearing of more and more attempts to hijack browsers so it would be much appreciated. Cheers Tony

BBC iplayer
Username: DC
"For the users of the BBC iplayer we have to upgrage the flash player. And when you keep irregular hours (playing with puppy :-) I tend to watch iplayer more than live tv DC

Username: a.h.
"I need quite new flash to see TV. Specs: Macromedia Flash Player 9 Update 3 (v9.0.115.0) or newer! Videos:AVC/H.264, 600 kb/s Size 512x288 Audio bitrate in videos 64 kb/s stereo (AAC)

Username: BarryK
"Ok, I've upgraded.

Flash 10 - smart move
Username: happypuppy
"Thanks for including Flash 10 in Puppy 4.3. Many video sites require the new Flash 10 plugin. Despite the larger filesize,it runs much faster on older hardware.

Username: aarf
"combine the webpage analytic capabilities of trios gui downloader for flash.swf with the code from the automatic java installer at and then use it to not only install the latest java but also the latest flashplayer. then flashplayer can be left out of the iso. but definitely access to the latest flashplayer is needed and is one of the first thing i check and upgrade with any pup. future use my part will also try to symlink the flashpayer from outside the pup_save as isdone wih my java install

Username: BarryK
"I presume you are talking about pup 4.0 or 4.1. The latest JWM fixes the fullscreen problem.

Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry I've been ripping apart puppy versions and doing test for the latest flash10 / firefox 3.5. To have flash working 100% the best combination of all the puppy release put together is the following mix. GlibC from series 3 Xorg from 2.14R/X with the /etc/X11 settings (this older version of Xorg was compiled with extra modules and also has x-inputs where as 3 retro series didn't) Latest glib/gtk/pango,dbus,rox etc etc etc This combination gives you extremely fast scrolling on flash site, it doesn't bog down the pages. Plus when you boot up using zdrv_???.sfs split file system, the memory usage was 32MB. Something like this could cater with older PC's as well as newer ones, It would be nice if we had something like this. I'm going to try to do unleashed 2.16.1 and make the needed changes and see where I end up. ttuuxxx

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