FlashPlayer 7 for Linux Beta

We are about to start a beta for the Linux version of Flash Player 7. If you would like to be added to the beta, please send your name and email address to:

UPDATE : Thanks for all of the beta requests. We now have enough people for the current beta. I will post here if / when we expand the beta.

As far as an eta for a public release, I don’t have an exact date, but I can say it will be sooner rather than later.

56 Responses to FlashPlayer 7 for Linux Beta

  1. Jon Bauer says:

    flash for linux! yes! can’t wait to try it. we do lots and lots of flash sites for the film/music industry. I’m the linux guy, always pushing for compatability and accessibitly. Would love to try it out!

  2. Jim Cheng says:

    That’s excellent news for Linux users! Kudos to MM for supporting Flash on the Linux platform.Once the public release is out, I’d be one more significant milestone towards migrating to a fully Linux-driven machine (then I’d just be waiting on the Flash IDE being ported to Linux).

  3. daveg says:

    Is there ever going to be a Shockwave player for linux?

  4. Carlos Renato F. Vendramini says:

    Oh guys, this is great. I’m waiting this for a long time…great..:-)

  5. me says:

    It would be great if Macromedia made a Flash and Shockwave version for FreeBSD.

  6. bruno piaui says:

    Analista de Sistema

  7. Juliano says:

    Great!!!i want the source-code

  8. Juliano says:

    Great!!!I want source-code, I will be set free?

  9. anton chekov says:

    Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!

  10. d3n says:

    Yeah, I agree – it would be great to have both Flash and Shockwave for open source operating systems (not just Linux; FreeBSD ;)You can release them under the BSD license so you don’t have to release the source code if you don’t want to =)

  11. Diogo says:

    Realmente foi a melhor coisa que a Macromedia ja fez atΓ© agora!!! Estou super ancioso!!!Nota 10 pra Macromedia πŸ™‚

  12. Drusian says:

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeessssssss!!!: )Very, Very, Very, Very Happy!!!Congratulations macromedia!!!

  13. Daniel Armbrust says:

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!The World is FREE !!!!!!!!

  14. Carlos Vendramini says:

    Wait a minute fellas… I think that in this case will not have delivery of source-code, but just binaries that will be tested. As far as I know, Macromedia Flash Player isn’t Open Source. It is free distributable only. Am I wrong?

  15. Juan Carlos Castro y Castro says:

    You’re right Carlos, unless Macromedia is preparing a big GPL surprise.Is it just me or there’s an unusual amount of Brazilians in here?

  16. Carlos Vendramini says:

    heheehhe…Yes, Juan Carlos, seems that there are so many Brazilians which loves Flash Player, Shockwave and so on….Inclunding me, of course..:-)

  17. Carlos Vendramii says:

    BTW, we love Linux, too… πŸ™‚

  18. mieses says:

    Please release an amd64 binary!

  19. linux user says:

    great?sorry, why does it take so long? the flash player code has been ported once (or twice). can macromedia not just keep it portable and release different platform versions simultaneously?

  20. Bass says:

    While you’re at it, please take a look at the Mozilla slowness problems. The current Flash Player is incredibly slow with Mozilla/Firefox. This should not be.

  21. Sitsofe says:

    The mozilla slowness is a known bug that will not be fixed. If you trawl bugzilla you will see that that a trade off was made:http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=124643

  22. Carlos Vendramini says:

    I’m using flash player 6.0.81 with Opera 7.50 Preview 3 Linux. Seems to be greater, but I have one question about Flash transparency feature issue, is it a Opera development question or is it a Flash Player issue? Flash transparency seems that doesn’t works with Opera.

  23. Patrick says:

    I requested to be a beta tester but haven’t heard. So I take it I missed out.I do have a question. Will FP7 be GTK2 compatible? Currently my browser crashes if I try to print using a control on a flash page. Running in debug it seems a call is being made that was dropped in GTK2

  24. Simon Moore says:

    My company just went through all the hoops (one phone call and four emails) required to get an inteligent response from Macromedia’s technical support. Essentially asking when and if the player 7 would be available and could we have an alpha or beta ASAP as we develop software used on hundreds of linux machines (as well as windows) and part of our software now uses Flash MX Pro and thus needs player 7 support.Guess what they said? [sumarised] “Lots of other people want this. It would violate company policy to say when and if a player 7 for linux will be available, but we will add you to the beta when and if there is one.”Then I find this website saying there was a beta thirteen days ago! grrrr.So if there is any chance of beta testing soon, we really could do with being in on the list, so we can make the business decision of whether to continue developing with flash or stopping development in favour of an alternative solution such as DHTML.

  25. Simon Moore says:

    I have now been added to the beta. Thank you. It is going well.

  26. cymon says:

    I see a lot of people yelling about the IDE of flash (which is not the same as the player) they’re waiting for to be published for Linux.That’s a very good idea, but nothing is keeping you for not using the Flash IDE under linux at this moment.Don’t wait! Come out that cave people!Go to this webpage en find out about the crossover plugin which makes it possible to use all windows software mentioned below whitout any emulating directly under Linux!Don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself:dreamweaver MX (http://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/cxoffice/supported_apps/?id=19)Flash MXhttp://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/cxoffice/supported_apps/?id=74FlashPlayer 7http://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/cxplugin/supported_apps/?id=57Photoshop 7http://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/cxoffice/supported_apps/?id=8Office XP (and the latest Internet Explorer)http://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/cxoffice/

  27. andrew williams says:

    I second the call for an AMD64 binary. It’s can’t be that hard can it?

  28. mark van reijn says:

    Sign me up!! Have been waiting for this a long time…Anything I can do to help this project, tell me.Mark

  29. George Staikos says:

    Two items:1) The Linux PPC community is growing very quickly, and we have had a huge petition for Linux/PPC binaries of the flash plugin. Please please please release them. If you need help compiling and testing, contact me.2) As maintainer of the Konqueror plugin support, I deal with flash plugin on a regular basis. It would be really nice to have a contact at Macromedia with whom I can work or communicate with from time to time to resolve various issues. So far my email is either ignored or I get told off by people at Macromedia. I have information that would be of benefit to flash plugin developers too (such as memory errors in the plugin).

  30. Arnold Villasanta says:

    This is the missing link I’ve been searching since the release of Flash MX2004 Pro. I hope it supports everything (including all the flash components!) Yeeeeeeaaaaaah!

  31. suma says:

    Thanks

  32. David says:

    Please release an amd64 binary for Linux !

  33. Zhao-Ji says:

    I want too AMD64 binary for Linux!!!

  34. claudette says:

    Is there any news on the flash 7 beta? any predictions for a release date on Linux?

  35. benoit says:

    When would the final version be available ?

  36. Darren Croft says:

    My company uses linux. We access a site that is switching to flash to provide a user interface for data, and version 7 is required. We’d very much like to get the beta to ensure it will work for us. Thanks.

  37. Hi, I ‘d like to use flash player 7 for linux. I want to know if I will be able to make applications for linux that opens FLV files on the run.thanks!

  38. Bill Gerba says:

    My firm participated extensively in the beta for Flash player 6 for Linux, and we would love the opportunity to test the new software, though I understand we’re fairly late into the beta process. Still, if it is possible, I would be happy to provide engineering resources to help test on the dozen or so Linux distributions that we run in-house, as well as our commercial FireCast OS distribution for kiosks and digital signs.

  39. Alfred says:

    Please, include a version for amd64…Thank you.

  40. franckym says:

    Hi,How and when can I test the “FlashPlayer 7 for Linux Beta” ?I must use IE on win32 to work with my interface.Can you tell me where I can find the “FlashPlayer 7 for LinuxBeta”franckymFR

  41. Lorenzo Sicilia says:

    When you release final flash player 7 on linux?

  42. Waiting for Flash 7 says:

    It’s ABOUT TIME. The Windows version came out almost a year ago, in August. Version 6 for Linux has been buggy and unreliable, at best, but it is almost a requirement to browse pages created by abnoxious web developers that are obsessed with Flash content.No offense, guys, but I almost wish there were a viable, multiplatform, SVG alternative to Flash, so that we wouldn’t have to wait for Macromedia to come around a year after they release the Windows version and finally fix their Linux software. Sure, we are a minority (representing less than 10% of the Desktop), but Linux is growing, and relying on companies like Macromedia to release products like Flash 7 really limits growth and adoption of the Linux desktop.Well, anyway, even with my ranting I wish to say thanks for working on Flash 7. Please, put a bit more effort into Linux development as well though.

  43. Pretending for Flash 7 says:

    It’s ABOUT TIME. The Windows version came out almost a year ago, in August. Version 6 for Linux has been buggy and unreliable, at best, but it is almost a requirement to browse pages created by abnoxious web developers that are obsessed with Flash content.No offense, guys, but I almost wish there were a viable, multiplatform, SVG alternative to Flash, so that we wouldn’t have to wait for Macromedia to come around a year after they release the Windows version and finally fix their Linux software. Sure, we are a minority (representing less than 10% of the Desktop), but Linux is growing, and relying on companies like Macromedia to release products like Flash 7 really limits growth and adoption of the Linux desktop.Well, anyway, even with my ranting I wish to say thanks for working on Flash 7. Please, put a bit more effort into Linux development as well though.I couldn’t help to repeat it.

  44. WeeNut says:

    What’s the word on the player?

  45. Thomas Lund Dideriksen says:

    Please include a version for Linux/AMD64!!!

  46. Trevor N. Teuscher says:

    I would GREATLY appreciate a Flash plugin for linux ppc. That is the platform of choice for a growing number of people.

  47. Alejandro says:

    Macromedia es igual que Microsoft.Basta de monopolio.

  48. Jason Warm says:

    Come on people, there are a heck of a lot of us using Linux on PPC, why do you ensist on ignoring us?

  49. Chris Miles says:

    Please, please release a projector / stand-alone player for linux version 7.Is there any way to loby Macromedia for support?

  50. Chris Miles says:

    Oh, I almost forgot – Great job with flash player 7 for linux! Keep up the good work.Is a projector a simple wrapper?Could the projector be open-sourced?

  51. eduardo says:

    eh bien pu

  52. Zhu Nancen says:

    I think flash is a good solution for GUI of Linux application, do you can release a devel package for developers ? Of course, the open source is also a good idea.

  53. amd64-xtra says:

    AMD64 says: hey, Macromedia! :)))

  54. Linux User says:

    And once again,Please provide a flash plugin for linux, amd64!

  55. tasca says:

    Please, flashplayer for AMD64 Linux, please…

  56. flash freelancer says:

    Anybodu know when flash 9 will be released?