[technology taskforce] What!?! Adobe releases beta version of Adobe Flash Player v23 for Linux

Satish Babu sbabu at ieee.org
Tue Sep 6 04:20:25 UTC 2016

Yes, saw this yesterday.

I suspect there may be significant security issues in the existing version,
and some of the vendors selling Flash-based applications must have pushed
for fixes...the move doesn't make any sense from the market angle.


On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 9:44 AM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh <devtee at gmail.com>

> Wow, Adobe has decided to update its Flash Player for Linux. Previously,
> the
> NPAPI Flash plugin (which allows for use in browsers such as Firefox)
> was kept at v11.2 for several years now. But in a blog post, Adobe has
> announced
> "...we are updating the beta channel with Linux NPAPI Flash Player by
> moving it forward and in sync with the modern release branch
> (currently version 23).  We have done this significant change to
> improve security and provide additional mitigation to the Linux
> community."
> Read the announcement at
> https://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2016/08/beta-news-
> flash-player-npapi-for-linux.html
> and download Adobe Flash player beta at
> http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html
> Dev Anand
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