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patch #7394: Change npapi plugin description to exactly match Adobe's player

Submitter:  Tim Retout <diocles>
Submitted:  Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:02:56 PM UTC
Category:  plugin Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Wed 17 Nov 2010 08:10:16 PM UTC, comment #1: checks for 'gnash' in the plugin description. If found, it delivers supported AVM1 movie instead of the unsupported AVM2 one.
We don't want to break that mechanism.
Ideally, we should make it easier for users to specify the plugin description. One idea could be adding a --plugin-description option to the standalone gnash and have it called by the plugin, so that you could use the GTK preferences editor to change it.

Sandro Santilli <strk>
Group Member
Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:02:56 PM UTC, original submission:  

I'm attaching the patch that I sent to the mailing list back in July, so that it doesn't get lost.

Some JavaScript libraries (e.g. Glow, used on detect the Flash plugin's presence and version by parsing the plugin description. Unfortunately the copyright notice was confusing these libraries.

Affected sites include at least BBC iPlayer and BBC News.  For instance, the '7 day quiz' (which has only a couple of minor bugs in gnash):

I have observed the same problem on non-BBC sites, but I don't have a link to hand.  (I think I got them out of the bug tracker or the gnash mailing list.)

The problem with applying this straight away is that YouTube relies on the plugin description to serve up AVM1 to Gnash.

Tim Retout <diocles>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2010-11-17 diocles Attached File- Added 0001-Change-npapi-plugin-description-to-exactly-match-Ado.patch, #22041

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