SELF: Anatomy of an (alleged) failure
Posted Jun 25, 2010 21:16 UTC (Fri) by Tet
In reply to: SELF: Anatomy of an (alleged) failure
Parent article: SELF: Anatomy of an (alleged) failure
Ye gods, does it really take much effort to see past the lack of a 64-bit flash plugin (which incidentally, I do have, even if it's been discontinued by Adobe)? The same applies to any plugin. Forget that I mentioned flash, and think instead about a java plugin or an acroread plugin, or any other plugin you care to think of.
the same thing goes for any application that uses plugins. the plugin binaries should be able to be installed outside of $HOME. If they can be, then the application can work if $HOME is shared.
Yes, but here in the real world, they're not. Even if you could find a suitable location that would be writeable by a non-privileged user, it would mean changing the applications, and as I mentioned, there are many, many of those. Simply making a fat shared library possible would be a much easier and cleaner solution, and would have negligible impact on those that didn't want or need to use it. I don't understand why so many are opposed to it.
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