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Elanthis has perhaps not noticed that there are two Free projects?
Two approaches to Flash
Posted Apr 4, 2007 21:16 UTC (Wed) by mrshiny (subscriber, #4266)
The problem is, asking the user which implementation to use is a sign of usability failure. For an app like Flash, there should be no question, ever, of this sort: the flash view should work, period. Frankly, the user isn't likely to even recognize the program choices:
As someone mentioned, if you have option 1 installed there's no need to ever use 2 or 3. And "Gnash" and "swfdec" have to rank up there with the worst, least useful project names ever. At least Gnash rhymes with Flash, so there is a mnemonic to let the user remember what it is, after they've had it explained to them. But the user will just read the dialog like this:
This page requires blah blah. Blah blah blah:
[O] blah blah
[O] blah blah
[ ] Always do this from now on
OK - Cancel
Advanced users, who understand the situation better, may find this feature useful, but then the second problem is that needing to use two different tools to do the same job is dumb; it means the tools are broken.
[This post is not intended as a comment on the completion of the flash players. I can't wait until Flash works properly again, and we have the freedom with Flash that we've become accustomed to in other applications]
Posted Apr 5, 2007 4:50 UTC (Thu) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
The only downside I see is that in the time between semi-usable free flash and totally usable free flash (hopefully this window is finite), you have the possibility of people thinking this situation is acceptable somehow and making decisions that rely on that.
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