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bug #32646: Konqueror suggests nonfree software when encountering SWF files

Submitter:  Adam Saunders <asaun>
Submitted:  Wed 02 Mar 2011 02:50:57 AM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 2 Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  i386 Status:  Invalid
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  samgee
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Sun 22 Dec 2013 09:50:02 PM UTC, comment #5: 

The general feeling was that the browser shouldn't censor the website author.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Sat 04 Jun 2011 07:25:28 AM UTC, comment #4: 

There's some disagreement about this in the free distro community [1]. Maybe we shouldn't try to fix this issue, because it's the website developer's suggestion.

[1] http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnu-linux-libre/2011-05/msg00007.html

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Tue 17 May 2011 05:26:17 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I traced it to package kdelibs, source directory khtml/misc/ so far (for 3.5). As a first step I'm trying removing the patch that creates knsplugininstaller. I hope that'll save me from patching patches.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Sat 26 Mar 2011 12:19:57 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Konqueror-kde4 behaves the same way.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sat 26 Mar 2011 10:58:44 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Indeed, I get the pop-up at http://www.mono-1.com/monoface/main.html. Clicking "Download" redirects to http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer/.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Wed 02 Mar 2011 02:50:57 AM UTC, original submission:  

I was doing some web browsing in Konqueror when I encountered a popup. The popup said:

"No plugin found for 'Shockwave Flash Media'. Do you want to download one from macromedia.com?"

I suppose a quick hack of Konqueror to have it suggest Gnash instead would fix the problem?

Adam Saunders <asaun>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-12-22 samgee StatusNeed Info Invalid
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2011-06-04 samgee Severity5 - Blocker 4 - Important
        Item GroupNone i386
        StatusConfirmed Need Info
    2011-05-17 samgee Assigned toNone samgee
    2011-03-26 samgee Severity3 - Normal 5 - Blocker
    2011-03-26 samgee StatusNone Confirmed

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