Beta Is Live

Go get it.

This is the beta. Here are the release notes.

While we are still working out exactly how to distribute the final Player version to be as easy as possible for the typical end user, this beta includes 2 gzip’d tarball packages: one is for the Mozilla plugin and the other is for a GTK-based Standalone Flash Player. Either will need to be downloaded manually via the Adobe Labs website and unpacked. The standalone Player (gflashplayer) can be run in place (after you set its executable permission). The plugin is dropped into your local plugin directory (for a local user) or the system-wide plugin directory.

More thorough instructions are available in the individual packages. Go to this page to make sure it worked. The version should read 9,0,21,55.

Please note that bug reports will not be accepted in the comments of this blog. There is a more appropriate place for bug reports (check the forums and bug/feature request form).

345 Responses to Beta Is Live

  1. wendel says:

    Thanks! Thanks! Thanks so much Mike, ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. TiCL says:

    Flash FTW!

  3. Anders Aagaard says:

    let me be the first to say… whoho! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. tony says:

    i dont believe it. it cant be! my children and my childrens children and their children too will thank you.

  5. Andreas says:

    Thank you for your hard work! I’ll test it out and give feedback.

  6. Ben says:

    Wow! Sound is staying synced on youtube, this is great. It’s a perfect excuse to play with Flash sites…because..uh, I want to try and find bugs…yeah..that’s it.Thanks!

  7. NemesisBLK says:

    Thank you Adobe (finally) and especially you Mike for all the hard work you have been putting into the Linux port of Flash 9! I am sure the whole Linux flash-using community appreciates this beta and awaits the final version!

  8. Anders Aagaard says:

    Some feedback after quick testing.The video’s I tried all worked.A/V is in sync (FINALLY)It loads a LOT faster than the old version.When I opened a ton of pages in tabs in firefox (and I do that a lot) I’d get a noticable lag loading the flash banners and such. That’s now pretty much gone :), I had no idea it was flash causing it :PSo great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jim says:

    Thanks! Love it so far, just one bug so far:When there is a JavaScript menu roll-over or any object that is supposed to display over everything else, it is still pushed behind any flash objects. For an example, open a site with a flash object. Right click on flash and choose ‘about Flash player 9…’, then roll-over any of the menus at the top of the Adobe site and see what I mean. It is not an issue in Windows (unfortunately I use Windows at work).

  10. Chris says:

    I love you guys!My A/V is in sync for the first time, and flash games that would crash my browser before play perfectly!

  11. rhc says:

    up and runningit works for the few movies i tried so far.let’s go bug hunt :)/me is happy now, thank y’all for the great job…

  12. ArrenLex says:

    Although for some reason it makes switching\closing tabs slow as hell, no words can say how grateful I am. At last — something useable. How easy will this be to port to other platforms? Solaris? FreeBSD?

  13. drwook says:

    Cool, no gentoo ebuild for download? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Chris says:

    Praise Adobe! You people are my new prophets of worship!Praise Them!

  15. Woody Gilk says:

    Working great. Arch Linux has a package in the “unstable” repository for it.

  16. David Li says:

    Thanks to everyone on the Adobe team!!!

  17. jon says:

    Thank you!

  18. jetpeach says:

    woohoo!!! thanks!could anybody post explicit instructions for installing on ubuntu? i guess the forums will probably have a script shortly that take care of it all, but i can’t wait!

  19. Sam Morris says:

    This is great news. Thanks for all your hard work.The easiest way for you to allow GNU/Linux users to get Flash 9 onto their machines would be it Adobe would grant Linux distributors permission to redistribute the Flash player itself.This would make it possible for Debian to distribute a package of the plugin in their non-free section, etc.

  20. sno says:

    nice to see a beta, wasn’t exepecting it yet so good work ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Jeff Mickey says:

    Great work on the [unstable] woody ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Seriously though folks, did you ever think you would be so happy to download a flash player.

  23. atomictoast says:

    Thanks!

  24. Netzkeks says:

    It was a nice surprise in my update list tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. nutz says:

    THANK YOU A BILLION TIMES!!! OMG THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT. FINALLY AN ALSA-FLASHPLAYER!!still cant believe it =)niiiiiiiiiiiice nicenicenicenicenicennice.!!nice :)thanks again.

  26. Ryan says:

    Still some bugs, but this is a GIANT step forward, and I think that everyone pushing for Desktop Linux would agree.I’m looking for bugs.I am looking forward to Opera working.

  27. RNT says:

    ยกยกGracias Gracias!!Thank Thank!!

  28. Mark says:

    Oh, YES!!Go have a beer, take a break, relax, celebrate!Thanks!

  29. David says:

    found some bugs already reported :D, (such as it freezes when playing a song in audacious etc etc and it cannot run two flashes else either one going to stuck)thanks for the hard work!,

  30. shane says:

    Not to sound ungrateful, but the sound doesn’t work if you’re on a 64-bit system. Seems like it only looks for 32-bit libasound.so.

  31. orlando says:

    congratulations Mike and thank you ! greetings from Argentina

  32. Badger says:

    You’re fucking awesome. Thanks for this, eh. Works great even in my PoS 733MHz celeron with intel graphics. Sound is finally in sync and picture runs smoothly.*kisses*

  33. WhiteWizardCoder says:

    OMG Thanks so much! You guys are seriously awesome! Sound is in sync!!!

  34. arrrgh.. no more.. says:

    Thanks..

  35. Thank you soooo much!!!

  36. oof says:

    Thank you so much for making this beta release available!yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

  37. James Ward says:

    For those on Gentoo, here’s an ebuild. I haven’t added all the dependencies yet, but if you have them, this ebuild should work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Martin says:

    congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Juan Pablo says:

    This is just great! Thanks Mike

  40. John Dowdell says:

    Jim wrote:“When there is a JavaScript menu roll-over or any object that is supposed to display over everything else, it is still pushed behind any flash objects. For an example, open a site with a flash object. Right click on flash and choose ‘about Flash player 9…’, then roll-over any of the menus at the top of the Adobe site and see what I mean. It is not an issue in Windows (unfortunately I use Windows at work).”That sounds like a WMODE issue. (Plugins usually write direct-to-screen, but some browsers offer to pipe plugin rectangles to the browser’s own compositing buffer for layering, through use of a WMODE attribute in the OBJECT/EMBED tags to compliant plugins.)I don’t see this mentioned in the release notes, but it’s both a plugin dependency and a browser dependency, and I’d be a little surprised if it could get into an early release, and it might not even be possible in some browsers in the final release.Could you log that Adobe URL in question and your configuration in the feedback form, please? Thanks!jd/adobe

  41. Aron Parsons says:

    Finally! Thank you so much!

  42. Anonymous says:

    The interminable wait for this once again proves the ugly nature of relying on closed source, commercial software.We will replace flash with free software, so that we never have to be beholden to the whim of a decision-maker in some corporate bureaucracy to provide proper support to the community again.Hard to argue against letting the community do the work to properly support more platforms. And I’m sure your customers will appreciate being able to fix ugly, years old bugs in their authoring environment, as well as letting their own less benighted ideas about client architecture find expression as well.Go on, tell yourself how implausible and unlikely this is.

  43. Mike says:

    Now that’s FLASHTASTIC!Works great on Ubuntu!!!

  44. mdeslaur says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

  45. Barnaby says:

    The release notes state”The plugin does not currently work in Opera browsers. We are working with Opera on this issue.”I’m using Gentoo with Opera 9.0.2 and it’s working just fine :)Thanks

  46. Peter says:

    Thanks so much guys!So far it’s running great. I usually have 5-10 Firefox tabs open with lots of .swf’s and it’s stable and at least as fast as the old version.

  47. Jose says:

    THANKS!!!! It works fine here on SUSE 10.0.The first thing I did…I went to youtube and played some videos I knew well (videos that I could easily detect A/V problems) but now they play right!! A/V totally synced! YES!!!THANKS!Jose from San Juan, Puerto Rico

  48. Al says:

    Thanks so much. And one in the eye to one of my colleagues (a windows lover) who noted no less than three bugs that exist in the Windows version are not present under Linux (1, correct use of non -us keyboard layout in text entry fields. 2, consistant mouse scroll-wheel behaviour in datagrids. 3, hmm can’t think of this one offhand, I’ll ask in the morning)

  49. Kevin says:

    awesome. thanks soooooo much.

  50. Chris Ribble says:

    Audio-video sync?!?! It works beautifully on my machine!Thank you soooo much! I will be filing any bugs that I can find in our Flash application through the appropriate channels.

  51. Eythian says:

    Anyone managed to make the plugin run with 64-bit Firefox? I’ve tried using nspluginwrapper, but it locks up FF. The standalone player appears to work on 64-bits, but I didn’t test anything with sound.

  52. Noven says:

    Awesome! The releasea notes say it doesn’t work with opera, but it works perfectly in opera for me.

  53. Yannick says:

    This is really great news. Thank you!!Keep up the great work!

  54. mike says:

    Thank you very much Macromedia/Adobe for listening to the complaints of a comparedly small but growing user base.

  55. Jason says:

    Thank You! Lets just say that Adobe stock just went up in my book….

  56. bobertdos says:

    Mike deserves a lot of our gratitude for so diligently keeping all of the blog viewers current and informed. Yet, I know there are plenty of people far less visible who worked feverishly through a labyrinth of obstacles to get us this far, so I just want to thank absolutely everyone who contriubted to even the slightest degree. Stupendous job, everyone! Now we know that the final release will be at least as good as this Beta appears to be!

  57. That Guy says:

    Much love, thanks for sticking with us through the good and the bad. We, the community, will continue to try and give you as much help (through the proper bug reporting channels) as you want.P.S. I never thought I would be so excited to have menu text.

  58. zac says:

    nice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  59. thanks Mike, congrats on the work.however it’s strange you didn’t add Debian/Ubuntu to the list of supported distros!

  60. Rvieira says:

    Thanks gang seems to be working great here on Ubuntu Dapper Firefox 2.0

  61. Anonymous says:

    I couldn’t be happier. Thanks for the update. I know a lot of people have been waiting for this, and it’s now here. Well, still in beta, but a step in the right direction!Thanks again!

  62. Mikhail says:

    Thanks! Works great so far.Glad to see Linux isn’t forgotten in the long run.

  63. ADAM says:

    AWESOME!!!!

  64. Hugue says:

    Way to go!!!Keep the good work!!

  65. Paul says:

    Thanks so much for the excellent work!Does exactly what it says on the box, perfect!

  66. Dave Shuck says:

    HOLY @#$@!!! What a great surpise!

  67. Razor says:

    I, for one, welcome our new Adobe overlords.But seriously – cheers!

  68. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! Grate company with grate product for grate OS!

  69. stumpy says:

    thank you so much, i never thought this day would come! will be on the lookout for bugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. blade221 says:

    GREAT! Thank you so much

  71. michwill says:

    Oh, yeah… You are really fast :-/

  72. Pyry Haulos says:

    Working fine here (Gentoo & Konqueror 3.5.5). Alsa support rocks!I made a ebuild for gentoo users: http://nullkey.ath.cx/~stuff/netscape-flash-9-ebuild.tar.gzEnjoy!

  73. Treviรฑo says:

    Wonderful!!!!It works greatly in Ubuntu… If you want install it you can use my repository:deb http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org dapper 3v1n0apt-get update && apt-get install flashplayer-nonfree flashplugin-nonfree(there’s a debconf screen to install it becouse you need to accept the Adobe Labs EULA)Bye!

  74. Ondra Hosek says:

    (I didn’t come to test the Player yet, so I won’t exert any euphoria into this small box.)I just have a question. Will the standalone Flash Player (gflashplayer) also be available for download when the Player plugin is released? Or will it take the same end like under Windows, where you have to have Flash itself to get a standalone player?Thanks.

  75. warp99 says:

    “Not to sound ungrateful, but the sound doesn’t work if you’re on a 64-bit system. Seems like it only looks for 32-bit libasound.so”The plugin and stand alone player will work if you install the 32-bit libasound.soapt-get install lib32asound2orsudo apt-get install lib32asound2oruse adept/synaptic/yaST/yum/etc …

  76. Mike: I want to thank you and the rest of your team @Adobe for publishing this beta. :-)Now I will go bug hunting (I found a small one already).Until now, the Flash Player 9 Beta is working great under Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake.Greetings from Germany

  77. Tony says:

    Wonderful, amazing, I can finally bask in the glory of youtube and google video without all the horrible problems. You’ve made my day!

  78. julien says:

    woot ๐Ÿ™‚ you guys rock

  79. Juan says:

    Incredible! thank you so much

  80. slyvren says:

    ok, im probably get hit for asking, but are there any plans for authoring tools for linux? If that happened, I think id die of happiness.

  81. Matt Philmon says:

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you

  82. Federico says:

    THANK YOU!

  83. cartman says:

    Works fine on Konqueror so far, nice work!

  84. Flo says:

    This is a great day man !!!

  85. Andreas T. says:

    Great one! Thank you for your hard work and efforts to bring Flash to Linux.

  86. ThatOtherDude says:

    Just reporting that all is well in Opera on a heavily modified Slackware 10.1 box. Just copied it to the right places and it worked! WooHoo!Thanks guys ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. zozue49 says:

    Works perfectly under Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake with Firefox 1.5.0.7. Sync problems are finally fixed. Thanks a lot!

  88. Link says:

    Great work! It worked for me and it really works quite fine (using a 32 bit Firefox on a 64 bit platform). Just one minor question: will this plugin use SSE or SSE2 CPU features if they are availible?For the rest.. great work and thank you!

  89. a tipped cap; a raised glass; a big grin; cheers & thanks!– eokyere ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Nico van der Walt says:

    Thank you so much. This could not have come at a better time for me! Thanks for all your hard work and thinking of the Linux community.

  91. amd-linux says:

    Mike,thank you for your work! Thank you for your patience with the us, the Linux crowd :-)However, the real work still has to be done – convincing the Adobe management that is good for Adobe to open up at least the Flash specifications, as with the PDF specs.Please keep bothering your bosses with that issue – your voice will be heard.

  92. Anonymous says:

    Thanks from Austria…I use Stumble Upon and every once in a while i hit a page with a flash that crashed my browser…This is gone and I am happy again ;-)Good luck to you.

  93. Thierry says:

    Working great with Ubuntu Firefox, Man, Today is a great day for the Linux Community….

  94. jblanche says:

    Thanks a lot ! this will be very useful for me as a web developer running Linux in a Flash specialised Web agency.

  95. Chris Lees says:

    Congratulations, you’ve just increased the attractiveness of the Linux desktop!

  96. Hazzah !This is just what I need first thing in the morning :-)Works fine (with sound) using 32-bit Firefox on SuSE 10.1.Ditto for Konqueror.Not a single problem, and the ‘take one file and put it somewhere’ install is too easy.Tried a few of our Flex 2 apps already, which is remoting to ColdFusion 7, and they work fine too.Great, great work – you are going to make so many people happy !

  97. dagi3d says:

    thank you for the effort!

  98. THANKS!!!!!I’ve waited this moment for months!

  99. Saturn says:

    Excellent work !Thanks a lot.

  100. Jgud says:

    Great job. One question though. Can I somehow configure the plugin to use a specific audio devices for playback and capture?

  101. libertan says:

    It works fine on my Firefox. Finally, I can watch ALL the flash movies on the net! Many thanks from Seoul ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. Pulex says:

    To Mike and all the other linux-minded people at Adobe: Thanks a lot! It works great!

  103. Rico says:

    Thank you so much!!

  104. clast says:

    It works :)Thank you so much for finally bringing flash9 to the Linux Desktop.

  105. MisterC says:

    Eythian – I get the same thing with nspluginwrapper. I can get to the page linked about that tells me I have the version successfully installed, but anything more advanced than that just breaks.Hopefully they’ll update nspluginwrapper since adobe seems reluctant to post a 64-bit plugin for any OS at this point.

  106. FritzFS says:

    Just wanted to say: thank You!

  107. Wop says:

    WOW! It works !!!! GREAT!Thank you guys!!

  108. Stoffe says:

    Thanks, great work!

  109. I had a problem before with sound on flash. I updated it with the latest version and now its fixed.Thank you very much Mike and the Linux Adobe Flash Team.

  110. cromo says:

    Works great here, also in Opera 9.02! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Thomas Worthington says:

    Just to say that I, too, am running Flash 9-beta on Opera 9.02 under Gentoo Linux with no problems.

  112. nicosaturno says:

    ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks!!

  113. Thank you very much! I’ve been testing this new Flash for one hour now and it seems to work fine with this (K)Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft test version. :)Once again, thank you! Another important piece of software is finally coming to Linux.Cheers!

  114. Fergus Noble says:

    Thank you all very much

  115. Sicarul says:

    This is great! it works even better than the Windows version =D

  116. CaptainMish says:

    Thanks for all your hard work, had no problems so far, and its a lot smoother than before (sound sync is great!)

  117. Anonymous says:

    that made my day! grrrrrrreaaaaaat!

  118. makutweet says:

    thank you!

  119. Nick says:

    A great surprise indeed: works well overall. Kudos to you!

  120. Crispibits says:

    Yay, my daughter can now fully appreciate barbie.com. I *think* that’s good news…Thanks Mike, perhaps the whinging masses will shut up for a couple of days, while they kill off their last remaining brain cells on YouTube… ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. Tiberiu Cristea says:

    Thak you, thank you, thank you. Your work is greatly appreciated. I’ll be sure to submit bugs if I find ones.

  122. David says:

    THANK YOU

  123. Shred says:

    Thank you sooo much! I have installed it immediately (Fedora Core 5), and it is working great. No more audio lag! I have waited for this day for years! ๐Ÿ˜€

  124. wam says:

    doesn’t work, nothing happens when I double click on the .so file…ah ah, it’s a joke! Gotcha :PNice work!

  125. batiste says:

    Tested on Konqueror and it seems a lot more stable and quick !Thx a lot !

  126. Danny says:

    thank you! and your team!thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  127. cool!.. Tell me any windows user has ever been happy like this?its the phenomenia, its the knowledge, its the love, or you can just say “Linux”…thank you from Turkey..

  128. luis says:

    thank you

  129. Malix says:

    I’m very happy that you take Linux in serious consideration. So I hope next step is 64 bit support.Thanks Malix!

  130. Mike says:

    Wow, Thanks a lot guys, this made my day.

  131. George says:

    Penguin.SWFGood name. Sounds good.

  132. Alex Kanavin says:

    “While we are still working out exactly how to distribute the final Player version to be as easy as possible for the typical end user…”Bzzt. You should just allow all the Linux distributors to package the flash player themselves. Leave the task of “making it easy to install” to them, they know better than you.

  133. ac says:

    a big thank you to the developers!

  134. Martyo says:

    Thank you SO much!

  135. Joseph says:

    I would like to thank you for your hard work, and I hope this makes it into Ubuntu soon.I second the authoring tools request.

  136. Fred W says:

    This annoucement definitly made my day. Thanks for the hard work.

  137. Joseph says:

    Oh, yeah. And I owe the hackers responsible a beer. If you’re ever in Iowa City….

  138. bh2 says:

    YESS!! I am soo happy! Works beautifully! THANK YOU DEVS!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. Anonymous says:

    Great thanks

  140. [ NikO ] says:

    Thanks a lot for that !I can switch now to ubuntu for ever.

  141. Johan says:

    Great! Thank you! I really hope you catch up with the windows version soon!

  142. Thomas says:

    Thank you very much for this! I’m so happy you released a beta!

  143. leibowitz says:

    Abode site slashdotted ? Can’t access the download page but my first word is : “YOUHOUUUUUUUUUUU” anyway. The second one is probably “THANKS!”

  144. jkr says:

    Just wanted to say thanks.

  145. =DC= says:

    Thank you all so very much for this. Flash + Linux FTW!

  146. Nicolas Bourdais says:

    Thank you for the beta.I bet you’re going to explode your average number of comments.Is there a way to search submitted bugs and follow their status?It could be great both for adobe’s people as they would have less duplicate bugs to process, and for users as they could watch a bug for its resolution or workaround.

  147. Joao Clemente says:

    It’s with great joy that I see this news. I need to support a dozen of desktops and have been receiving and increasing number of complains as webdesigners adopt flash8 and flash9 into their websites.Togheter with other little “oddities”, I was seeing a difficult path for keeping my linux installation.. I hope this is now a turn-point on desktop support for all those proprietary formats that are keeping us away of our preferred OS .Thank you all

  148. Alexander says:

    Thank you for making Flash 9 for Linux. It’s highly appreciated that it works, and that you include Linux-users as well.

  149. compn says:

    yo mike! any chance you can let the gnash project in on your testsuite?they are busy working away on an open source flash plugin, and need more bug testing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. Angafirith says:

    It works great for me using nspluginwrapper 9.90.3 on my Edgy Eft laptop.

  151. Christian says:

    Thanks! Working fine in Fedora Core 5 with Firefox and Konqueror.

  152. Andrea Caminiti says:

    Mike:really thank you for this!! giving us the chance to try flash 9 as beta. you rock man!! and please keep taking good care of us aka linux users!sincerly andrea caminiti

  153. Nicola M. says:

    Ok, it works fine, but when I open a flash site can’t write in nav bar :/

  154. Adam says:

    Just a packaging suggestion. Leave the packaging as tarbal for a last resort . Work with the various distibutions to set up a package and repository for each.White a simple cross platform istaller that checks the system to determine distibution, then installs a repository package, does a package install from that repository for the real software.That way, your install can look as nice as you want, but the package is managed by the system. Updates Automaticly with the system. Can be removed with the system tools.

  155. For the distribution, I’d recommend a license which allows packaging and redistribution of the binary by third parties. (I understand that Adobe don’t want to allow modification, but I’m not suggesting this).

  156. Ramesh says:

    WOW! Thanks THanks THanks… JSYK, it works flawlessly on my gentoo laptop with firefox 1.5.0.7

  157. Dan says:

    Thank you very much!

  158. Bluespear says:

    Finally :oThanks

  159. Dimiter Ivanov says:

    Thank you.I’m using FreeBSD 6.1 Release.And KDE 3.5.4 and the standalone player, works out of the box.Haven’t tried the browser plugin yet…

  160. Landon says:

    Thank you very, very much!!!

  161. Patrick Spendrin says:

    Thanks a lot! It works great so far: and linux doesn’t mean staying behind the moon anymore, at least in the internet. Thanks to everybody who made this possible!

  162. Marco says:

    Just a packaging suggestion. What about autopackage? http://www.autopackage.org/I think that would be a good idea and a simple installation method.ByeMarco

  163. Taj says:

    Thanks for the your great work on this!For packaging, you might want to take a look at Autopackage. It can install programs both system wide (with root password), or into the users $HOME directory. It also has binary compatibility code that makes it a lot easier to run the same binary on different distros.Just a thought.Thanks again!

  164. Thijs says:

    awesome, thank you!!!!

  165. Dominic Dupuis says:

    Super!!!!!Merci beaucoup! :o)

  166. Mike Foerster says:

    Yahoooo!

  167. CJ says:

    Ah, glorious! Thanks for putting up with all the OSS zealots and getting this out there. Wonderful!

  168. Matt says:

    Just in case you haven’t heard it enough: Thanks. We appreciate the work you are doing. You are awesome.

  169. I’ve searched for half an hour to find this info but could not find it: Does anyone know a link to a page that describes which video codecs Flash 9 supports? I can only find Flash 8 info. Thanks.

  170. Theresa says:

    Thank you’s to everyone @ adobe for making this possible! Flash 7 was the only reason for switching over to a windows machine….now I’m complete!thanks alot!cheerstheresa xxx

  171. Patrick Aussems says:

    Thanks a lot!

  172. WOW says:

    THXwork fine under Ubuntu….

  173. rouan says:

    finally, testing it out now.

  174. Ewald says:

    thank you Adobe!now bring Photoshop to Linux please!

  175. FC5onT60 says:

    Thank you, verymuch I have been waiting for a long time for the update, you guys rock

  176. Anonymous says:

    Another thanks!Sound is in sync and I no longer have to start Firefox with artsdsp.

  177. oof says:

    Hey Mike,For curiosity sake, would it be possible for Adobe/Linux team to post a download counter of the # of flash 9 downloads? Flash is pretty close to a must-have application on the web these days so it’d give a decent indicator of the activity in the linux community.

  178. Hugo Villeneuve says:

    It’s a shame that we had to wait one year after the Windows release for the Linux release. This is just another example of how bad closed-source code is.

  179. Iosif says:

    Finally – a modern version of Flash player, although I am pretty disappointed that it has taken a company with Adobe’s resources so long, and a version for current hardware (ie. 64 bit) is still missing.

  180. duckman says:

    my god! finally! is like a dreamworks great

  181. # strings sandbox/flash-player-plugin-9.0.21.55/libflashplayer.so |grep hw:plughw:0,0this is eviluse default ALSA soundcard or allow users to choosewhy alsa lib is not dynamically loaded?[try this l33t haX0r trick: ‘strings libflashplayer.so | grep default’; the Player tries ‘default’ first. And yes, it does load ALSA dynamically; run ‘ldd’ on the binary and you should not see libasound in the list of dependencies. -Mike M.]

  182. sholden says:

    LINUX USERS EVERYWHERE REJOICE! FINALLY!!!

  183. Fred W says:

    Any chance of access to the bug database, I saw that the Release notes refereced what I assume to be bug IDs. If you give the commity access to the bug database, it would proably siginifcantly reduce the amount of time you have to spend going though bug reports.

  184. Ablomen says:

    Hey mike, great work! :)bin watching some google vids and nothing crashed or anything.kudos to you!

  185. Gabriele says:

    I can believe this!!!Adobe’s guys: you have been simply fantastic!

  186. Luciano says:

    Fantastic!!!A very big THANKS to the Adobe Linux Dev Team!!!And thankx again ๐Ÿ˜‰

  187. inventedeye says:

    Excellent work. All OK on Intel / Nvidia / AC97 / FC3.No more sync issues. Sweet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  188. DJ says:

    great job Mike – very, very much appreciated – you can take a holiday now ๐Ÿ™‚

  189. Very cool, thanks for this, works like a charm.

  190. Arne Olav says:

    Great work! Thanks

  191. Rufus Polson says:

    Most excellent!As to the problem of making sure everyone can install it, what with multiple distributions and all, have you considered making an Autopackage?It seems like a useful solution for this sort of case. You could make an rpm for Red Hat and for SUSE, a deb for Debian and Ubuntu, and an autopackage for everyone else. With the number of distributions out there, many of them with decent uptake, the “everyone else” is not insignificant.

  192. Pugget says:

    Woot! Thanks for finaly pushing out this hairball. I do hope Flash goes the way of the dodo bird someday, but until then it will be great being able to surf the *entire* web again. Thanks!

  193. James G says:

    Thanks! Works fine on Fedora Core 5, firefox v1.5.0.7

  194. Anonymous says:

    Great! You made my day, because I had believed that Adobe doesn’t give a **** for its users.However, I hope that the 64bit version won’t be late…I have no intention to install the 32bit version of Firefox on my 64bit linux box, however easy it is. I ‘m still waiting for the 64bit plugin.

  195. Dan Allen says:

    Hell yes! Hell yes!

  196. larry craig says:

    !!!!!! Works perfect so far!Audio/Video synced! I can view clevelandbrowns.com….I really can’t thank you all enough for your hard work.

  197. Wohoo. You rock!Very, very, very big thank you. works like a charm :DRegards,*happy, happy, happy* Armin

  198. Rob H. says:

    Great-it didn’t take 18 months to update the Linux client!I’ll be submitting my Toyota.com bug report soon…

  199. Damian Senn says:

    thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜ฎ i was really annoyed if a website said to me that i need flash player 8, now it works perfectly ๐Ÿ˜€

  200. Jordan says:

    Thank you, thank you thank you!!!As a professional that uses Linux on the server *as well as* on the desktop as a primary tool for business, you must know how important a new, stable version of Flash (primary as a plugin for Mozilla Firefox) is for Linux. I can’t tell you how unproductive it is to have to re-load my browser every 3-4 flash pages because it crashes.Thank you so much for your work..Please tell your superiors that there needs to be **more resources available for the Linux platform and Flash development**!!Thank you again!!!

  201. RQ says:

    weeee! thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  202. Shane says:

    “Not to sound ungrateful, but the sound doesn’t work if you’re on a 64-bit system. Seems like it only looks for 32-bit libasound.so.”On Gentoo, emerge app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-soundlibs and the sound will work on a 64-bit system.

  203. Andre Costa says:

    This is _very_ cool, just installed it and it works perfectly =) … I thought I would never be able to use flash and play music at the same time. This was really a big showstopper.Finally Adobe is treating Linux users as “1st class citizens”… ;-)Kudos to all developers for this.

  204. jayKayEss says:

    about:plugins page in Firefox 1.5.0.7 still says “Shockwave Flash 7.0 r68” otherwise, works like a charm!

  205. Tom-W says:

    I just want to say “Thanks” … Now if Adobe would just port all of there other apps to Linux planet Earth would be so much nicer to live on.

  206. It works! It rocks! You do too!

  207. Norman says:

    Adobe probably will never realize how much this helps their overall cause.Thank you for your hard work, Mike.

  208. Jared says:

    thank you thank you thank you! finally geeze

  209. Nate Chatellier says:

    I know Adobe & Macromedia has taken much flack throughout the Linux development. I wanted to thank you so much for all your work. It is very appreciated.

  210. Anonymous says:

    Works great!!! Now my child can play disney and nick.com games again.

  211. Luca Tornelli says:

    Thank you!Here works good (Kubuntu Dapper, Firefox 1.5.0.7 and Konqueror 3.5.5), only one Konqueror’s freeze so far.

  212. Rob Beard says:

    Thanks for this release. It seems that more and more sites are using the new version of Flash these days. It’s great to be able to use the sites under Linux.Rob

  213. chris says:

    thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you

  214. Richard M says:

    Hi Mike melanson,I one good news, and bad news.. heh… good news it work fine overrall and functioning well.. Well the bad news is that mplayer refuse to play along with flplayer(despite flplayer beta seem work fine while mplayer is in presence…)if you go to gametrailers.com and select one of those trailer… you will see what i meant by that. when i try play one of those trailer.. it simply stop.(last time i recall it work fine while flplayer version 7 is in the play on the same page). however mplayer seem work fine in other sites if there is no beta 9 presence on that webpage.Cheer,Richard

  215. mireq says:

    thank you very much Adobe for this awesome work ๐Ÿ™‚

  216. abel says:

    Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks a lot !

  217. James Hall says:

    Thank you! Great stuff. Works like a charm.

  218. Richard Moe says:

    Works perfectly here.Linux pilt 2.6.17-2-686 #1 SMPP4 CPU 3.00GHzi865G Chipseti810 sounddriverSwiftfox 1.5.0.7 ๐Ÿ™‚

  219. oyvinst says:

    Thanks for the great work, I’ve deployed the beta on all my Linux boxes. It’s working very nicely together with Firefox 1.5. I’m very impressed with the performance. For a beta-release, the stability is excellent.

  220. Thomas says:

    runs perfectly with http://www.dofus.com (little flash MMORPG). On previous flash version it was lagging and eating my CPU.that’s great. thanks team, thanks adobe.

  221. Cnaw says:

    I’ve been refreshing this page every day waiting for this news. THANK YOU!

  222. Eric says:

    THANKS!!! I’ve been waiting for this!

  223. I have a question on system requirements. It says that you need 128 MB video memory. I only have 32 MB of shared VRAM on my Linux box. Is Flash Player 9 going to work OK?

  224. Tyler says:

    Finally, thanks!!!

  225. AntiRapist says:

    Finally…Flash is the webrape, though.

  226. Ryan says:

    Count me in as one more Linux user who thinks you’re the awesome.Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  227. Jonathan says:

    Works fantastic here. A fresh 2006.1 Gentoo install and the latest firefox.

  228. Sam says:

    Great, well done and thanks for all your hard work……But..What assurances do we have that the graphic monopoly that is Adobe will make sure that Linux is kept in-line with all future flash player updates? Especially as their are more linux desktops now than mac’s and they did not seem to be bothered about us. At least the email I got from them gave me that impression.

  229. Sasha says:

    Just want to say thank you. Good work.

  230. Chris Wales says:

    Works fine for me – I’m on a 64-bit system (SUSE 10.1) and I’ve got perfect sound. The whole issue of menus (such as here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/) being behind the animation is a problem, though.Many thanks! Excellent work guys ๐Ÿ™‚

  231. David says:

    You are my hero.

  232. elbenditu says:

    Great! Fantastic job!

  233. beeman says:

    You are the greatest! Thanks very much!Yieeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa!!!!!Let other company’s take this as an example!

  234. Bogdan Hlevca says:

    Thank you Mike! Great job. One more step towards getting rid of Windows for good. This is what we need to keep Linux on top! You made my day: )So far no problems found.

  235. Lunarcloud says:

    Finally, my 7 year old sister will not have to ask why they want her to install flash when she already has flash.

  236. Richard says:

    Great work.This player will be used in a number of kiosk applications, which are prohibited by the EULA.If anyone form Adobe corporate is listening please make a program where we can buy kiosk flash licenses without the ridiculous hoops required today (e.g. web form, enter units, quote price, accept quote enter credit card, invoice + license, done).

  237. Joe Bloggs says:

    I don’t know if this is good or bad, but the Flash plugin no longer considers my TV tuner card to be a webcam.

  238. Anonymous says:

    All hail the Adobe team for doing the right thing(tm)

  239. Jussi says:

    Thanks for the good work.

  240. tasadar says:

    Gracias por fin lo necesitabamosThanks. We need it

  241. Mike Hodson says:

    THANK YOU! I have deleted crossover office and internet explorer, and look forward to more wonderful things to come!

  242. Flash13 (No relation) says:

    What’s wrong with how it is distributed now? ;_; I know it may not seem very ‘professional’ as far as installers go, but as a fairly new linux user, installing the FP9b was supprisingly painless. Granted, not sure I’ve got all the libs I need, so, there’s still work to be done, but nothing a small script couldn’t handle.

  243. kinote says:

    Thanks

  244. ashwin venkat says:

    first off, Thanks a lot mike and all, great job.Thanks thanks a looooooot

  245. Mark Watson says:

    Awesome! Thanks Adobe.I want a GP2X (Linux handheld) port and will go visit your Wish forum:-)Mark

  246. aldemir says:

    Works great! Nice work!Thanks go to Adobe as well!

  247. g0d0t says:

    The issue of menus (such as here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/) being behind the animation may not be Flash’s fault. Indeed it works ok with Konqueror for example.

  248. Dawid says:

    I tried it under Opera 9.02 in suse 10.1 and as most of above comments mention it works – for me only partly, after closing flash ads it leaves gray square which doesn’t dissapear and badly disturbs surfing.

  249. Chris Lees says:

    Thanks for the Flash Player 9 beta. It works very well once the old Flash Player 7 is removed, and I do hope Adobe decides to do a 64-bit version.I’m sure you and Adobe now have a heap of bug reports to sort through, so although we’re grateful for the beta, please try and make sure that the bug reports are acted on by QA and your team.

  250. John Brown says:

    Very good quality, even on my P2 laptop with 192MB RAM, and loved the ‘ no-brainer ‘ install. That’s an example to everyone porting for Linux. If this is beta, it’s pretty well release quality!

  251. lmf says:

    Just curious, did the Windows users thank you like this? I can’t believe all the idiots posting here who think this is a good thing. Adobe is a bunch of jerks towards Linux users, it’s a week before Flash 10 is released for Windows and we get a Flash 9 beta for Linux. Thanks for the favor. That must be Adobe’s charity for the week. What a joke. Of course, it is good for Adobe’s business model to support Microsoft’s monopoly, isn’t it?

  252. Jussi Kari says:

    Tried all our games with the new Linux player and all of the four games work great! Thank you!

  253. Zider says:

    Am I the only one that don’t get dmixed audio? Flash still locks up the sound card for other programs.. :/Other than that, it works beautifully! ๐Ÿ˜€

  254. from hk says:

    thx u !!!!!

  255. I can’t say “Thank you” because i’m still upset the Linux Player has such a low Priority on Adobe Labs :-SHowever, thank you to give us the beta before 2007 :)Oh, and don’t create any fancy installers, tar.gz is fine! Just unpack – FINISHED – I did not even read the Readme File and it just works on my Slackware current Workstation.

  256. stinger says:

    What about transparency? The 9,0,21,55 version don’t handle it as far as I have tested…

  257. Paul says:

    Awesome effort. Thanks Adobe, keep it up!

  258. FBR says:

    You rock, thanks alot for listening (and ignoring the rants while listening) the growing Linux community. This release really show that you guys know your stuff. Keep up the good work.

  259. Max says:

    I downloaded the Flash Player 9 plugin for SuSE 10.0 and it works great. Now my kids can go to Playhouse Disney instead of using the Windows PC.

  260. gal br says:

    nice work guys!

  261. Ville says:

    Wonderful! Works like a champ on all sorts of boxes (from ubuntu to FC2,3, etc.). Great!!

  262. Le_banni says:

    Thanks…

  263. Taylor Hales says:

    Hey, I just wanted to say thank you so much for continuing to support Linux and the open source and free software frameworks. Your software is key in helping move Linux forward and outward to new users.(As an example, a friend of mine who I recently turned on to Ubuntu, and who installed it to replace a pirated copy of Windows on an old desktop said that his main complaint was that he couldn’t access much of the Flash-based content on ESPN’s site. This was actually really important to him as a sports fanatic, and was a major part of his computing life lost. I’m sure he’ll be ecstatic to hear about this.)

  264. hungerburg says:

    I did “strip gflashplayer” executable and the size sank from 6227728 to 5313824 bytes. I didnt compare symbols, but seems to still work.

  265. standards says:

    Why can’t you use .’s in the version number like everyone else? I’m really happy to see 9 come to linux, but get away from those damn commas in the versions.

  266. TonyB says:

    Finally =]I use Debian Etch x86_64 with a Firefox 2.0 beta i686 build.The plugin works perfectly on my system, since its a 32bit firefox.

  267. Salamandra says:

    Working great on Fedora Core 5 firefox 1.5.0.7.THANKS for your work.

  268. rh says:

    just liked to share that if you don’t see the version number change in about:plugins firefoxyou need to (re)move the .xpt file.with the version reported incorrectly some movies refuse to play

  269. Alex Biddle says:

    This is great news for the most part. Thanks for putting the work in guys.However if this was say a Gnash Flash 9 compatible plugin release, then I’d be much more excited.

  270. Lphant says:

    Thanks for your work!I will restart my PC now with Kubuntu ๐Ÿ˜€

  271. bug reporter says:

    The bug report form should not require that you answer whether a problem occurred for FP8, since this wasn’t available for Linux.

  272. Gustavo Michels says:

    Another one happy with the beta release, but frustrated as still there’s no transparency support ๐Ÿ™

  273. Frรฉdรฉric L. W. Meunier says:

    Thanks, but for at least 2 clips I had a sound problem. It played well and after some time the sound started looping. I had to close the tab (I’m using Firefox 2.0rc2) to make it stop.

  274. Lars says:

    Closed source mentality SUCKS, beyound the code, WELL beyound the code, why does the bug tracking system need to be closed too? Right I have a problem with audio and videos, I see other persons in the forums do too, but I can only open a bug report, have they opened a bug report too? has Adobe aknowledged it? is there a workaround? can I track it?NO!!!, Because everything is closed.I guess so people cant see how MANY bugs have been reported about the plugin?Wathever.Sorry Mike, I know you’ve worked hard for this, but this whole mentality drives me nuts.Big ole secrets. Go swim in the tons of duplicate bug reports then.*Note, no I don’t think open bug reports CURE duplicate reports, as there will always be people who report without checking first. But there people are the ones reporting useless info anyhow, or tend to be.

  275. Doener says:

    Yes, finally! How long I’ve been waiting for this …

  276. John R. says:

    Please, OSS support. I havent alsa, becouse i need to work with a OSS closed source driver ๐Ÿ™ .Thank in advance.

  277. Eythian says:

    Ahah, I got it working with nspluginwrapper 0.9.90.3, which isn’t as easy to find as the older version (0.9.90.1) which doesn’t work. Google for nspluginwrapper 0.9.90.3 to find it. A small amount of playing around with it on youtube and a few other sites showed no significant issues. So far it’s been better than the old flash player with the old nspluginwrapper version.Now I won’t have to be so impatient waiting for the 64-bit version ๐Ÿ™‚

  278. Polygon says:

    thank you for the audio/video sync. I dont care if we are a version behind, as long as i can watch video and play flash games without the horrible 3 second syncing problem.

  279. Henrik Heino says:

    The beta player works perfectly!Thanks!!!! This was indeed a great news! ๐Ÿ™‚

  280. Luke says:

    Thanks to TonyB for suggesting I try this with a 32-bit build of Firefox. I finally have Flash without running WINE!I don’t play games, so Shockwave doesn’t matter to me. But I do use a 64-bit OS, and I’d like to use a 64-browser to match!

  281. Shaka says:

    Can’t wait to try this!!

  282. penguin42 says:

    Hi,Thank you very much for this release! It works nicely on Ubuntu/Dapper using the plugin under firefox.

  283. Rob Somers says:

    Like many others, I want to say thanks for working so hard to get Flash 9 for Linux to become a reality. Great work!

  284. michael says:

    If you are ever in austin, i owe you a beer…Hooray! Flash9 fully functional!Ubuntu 6.06Dell Dimension 8400Thank You!Thank You!

  285. HummaKavula says:

    Thanks!

  286. Rummik says:

    Nice, works like a charm. When can we see this installable with Firefox, like other plugins? And when will the stand alone player be able to connect to websites? (can’t play stand alone dofus when it can’t connect to their servers…)

  287. Segin says:

    I haven’t had a actual standalone Flash Player since the days of Flash 4, and my only other lternative was using QuickTime 5’s builtin Flash support (yuck!) to have Flash on my Mac (to bad it died).Only ONE problem with the standalone player: It needs a button the quickly clear the URL field.

  288. Now my ubuntu system is finally able to do everything.Here’s hoping that linux users will never again be forgotten.

  289. Lisa says:

    Aaaaah! A/V in sync and sound isn’t choppy. No problems so far (Ubuntu 6.06, FF 1.5.0.7). I’ll be on YouTube for hours. lol Glorious–thanks soooo much for all your hard work!

  290. Lars says:

    Mike I want to make something clear, I’m not asking the player to be open sourced, I know it will not be, not now at least (never say never), and I am NOT bashing you or your team, I know you do a LOT of work and you must play by Adobe’s corporate rules.I am just saying that in my view makign the bug reporting process a closed one is detrimental for adobe and the users, and it offers no advantage I percieve over an open ticket system, that is unless you like to post derogatory comments in the tickets while solving them :).

  291. iogamodus says:

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  292. Sijmen says:

    Great! Many, many thanks!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  293. Lundy says:

    I can confirm it run on NetBSD with suse100 emul libs.

  294. Olivier says:

    Finally, Weebl talks in sync!Finally, visible text on google Finance!thank you.

  295. John Lucas says:

    This is indeed a welcome improvement in Linux Web Browsing, but it seems that the ESound (ESD) support that was in earlier versions is no longer in version 9. Those of us using LTSP in schools can no longer get sound in Flash media. I already posted this via the feedback form, but I’ll ask here too: will ESD be supported in the future?

  296. Alejandro says:

    Hey, it works!!!Now I can watch to Youtube videos without wine and FF for Win!!!Thanks!!!A msg to Adobe: Please put some more resources to the Linux / *Nix / *BSD development.

  297. Cynyr says:

    it seems that Flash 9 beta on the 2 machines i have tried it works fairly well, except i have noticed very high CPU use, and horrible horrible frame rates when i have AIGLX and beryl running, it seems that the browser plug-in seems to be its own window or something weird. Anyways i would love to see this fixed as beryl(fork of compiz) is likely to become more widely used. Also as i noted the CPU is very high,to the point that the framerate gets very laggy with anything else running on the computer(both running gentoo BTW)

  298. Shaka says:

    After two days of playing around with the new beta plugin, I’m happy that it works with everything and also happy to have ALSA support.

  299. michal says:

    Got it, installed it, used it. Still not sure if it isn’t a dream.And now for real – great work people, keep it up.

  300. Georges says:

    it’s not working for meAfter 10-60 seconds of youtube video, the sound starts to get chopped and then the whole video stops. I can only do the video advance by using the slider. But it’s only gonna play some frames and stop again. still no sound.I get sound again when I reload the page.Ubuntu 6.06, FF 1.5.0.7This happens as well with esd running and without esd.

  301. Marcelo says:

    Same sound problem as above here. Running on Suse 10.1 + KDE 3.5.5And it happens with or without arts.

  302. Tim says:

    I’ve been running Flash 9 beta on my x86 Linux machine and it’s working great! Any chance of a Linux on PowerPC version?

  303. Shachar Shemesh says:

    Hi Mike,Knowing how companies don’t like to package such things, I made a package myself for the plugin for Debian, conforming to all Debian policies. As I cannot redistribute it myself, of course, you are welcome to contact me by email and get the package and it’s sources. This way you can provide a decent Debian package for the player.Shachar

  304. Chungwung Bark says:

    Wow~ it works!!!It’s amazing. In Korea, almost all web sites use flash 8 or 9 for broadcasting.Finally, I can watch them in my linux box. Thx.

  305. Anonymous says:

    thank youuuuuuu grazieeeee

  306. lilo says:

    Thank you!

  307. tony says:

    This is good to have! Sweet.

  308. Georges says:

    it’s not working for meAfter 10-60 seconds of youtube video, the sound starts to get chopped and then the whole video stops. I can only do the video advance by using the slider. But it’s only gonna play some frames and stop again. still no sound.I get sound again when I reload the page.Ubuntu 6.06, FF 1.5.0.7This happens as well with esd running and without esd.

  309. michal says:

    Georges – it is beta so forgive them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, YouTube videos do not work. But plenty other stuff (games etc) at least work!For YouTube as workaround I suggest Firefox+VideoDownloader plugin, then use mplayer to play the downloaded *.flv video. Cheers!

  310. Pawel Rozanski says:

    It hangs (FF 1.5 & 2.0) on http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/ (when playing video).But at least I can load that page :> Thx, wish you luck with linux port

  311. tristanmike says:

    Thank You Very Much for your hard work.

  312. d says:

    youtube videos play fine here on ff 1.5.0.3 and ubuntu dapperoverall pretty good too

  313. kreso says:

    Finally! Thanks!

  314. Sam Feltus says:

    Using the Flash Player 9 for Mozilla and MXMLC on Ubuntu Dapper. The Flash Player works well, isn’t lame like Flash 7 for Linux. My Flash 7 and Flash 8 content that renders wrong on Flash 7 renders right now on Flash 9.The Flash 9 Player seems to just work, and is definitely snappier in its performance.The MXMLC compiler is very cool. I am sold buying Flash 9.Very good!ActionScript 3 confused me the first few days, but now that I get the gist of it, I can see it is a major milestone for Flash.Most impressive thing in my eyes so far for Flash Player – My AS3 swf imported a Flash 8 swf and rendered it perfectly with a mask. I wouldn’t have guessed a detail like that would have gone smoothly on Flash under Linux.

  315. Treviรฑo says:

    Anyway to log flashplayer/flashplugin?I thuink it should be usefull for bug reporting…Please add it on next betas ๐Ÿ˜‰

  316. Phil Lembo says:

    Thank you.

  317. Luke says:

    Hi, tried the new flash beta in firefox (info at the bottom). All the flash sites I’ve tried to far work fine.The flex 2 demo apps (from the SDK) completely crash firefox – not everytime though. sometimes the crash happens when coming back out of the directory using the back button.Thanks for all the hard work and keep it up.Now all we need is a way to create flash apps under Linux ;DLinux rogue 2.6.16-gentoo-r13 #1 PREEMPT Tue Aug 1 13:59:12 GMT 2006 i686 AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2000+ GNU/LinuxMozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.5) Gecko/20060903 Firefox/1.5.0.5

  318. Chris says:

    Thank you for the hard work. Having a beta is better than not being able to browse an increasing amount of sites. Keep up the good work and the beta releases.

  319. Mack says:

    So this is still x86 only, right?

  320. Anthony says:

    Many thanks to Adobe for this release. I need Linux anyway, but this definitely makes using it more convenient. Many sites are starting to require Flash 9.I also get a lot of use out of Adobe Reader.

  321. Lucas says:

    It works for me under opera but I got lockups sometimes (opera starts to use all cpu power and is not responding)

  322. Big J says:

    Thanks a lot for the hard work, playback is great, but whenever I load a page with flash, scrolling becomes almost impossible!Using firefox 2.0 and ubuntu 6.06 on two different computers. When I load a page with flash banners (like lets say myspace.com for example), everything goes slow. I get so frustrated that I give up and close the tab in question when I’m simply trying to scroll down the page.I’m using XGL, with gnome and metacity on one computer and gnome and beryl on the second. Both lag extremely, so I’m guessing it’s XGL.Please try to improve support for XGL, this is really annoying!

  323. Scott says:

    Thank you!

  324. Lunatik says:

    Great job ! thank you very much man ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

  325. Cybister says:

    Thanks!Please? please port the Flash-editor (even if it will be like version 3.0) to Linux.Adobe – understand us!!!Eooooouh !!!

  326. Ken Kennedy says:

    Thaks so much…the player absolutely rocks. I have it on every Linux box I own now save one; my Nokia 770 tablet. Any possibiliy of a cross-compile to the ARM cpu it uses being made available? That would make my day. Thanks again for all your hard work!

  327. RIch V says:

    Hi,I have been using this beta since it came out. One issue I have seen is on some pages the placement of the Flash windows seem incorrect. Just look at http://www.guildwars.com Is there anyfixes for this? Is this a Web Designer issue or the plugin.

  328. Ray Greenwell says:

    Maybe I’m crazy, but it just doesn’t work well for me. It crashes the browser whenever a SWF unloads, like if I click a link to leave the page. I have identical behavior at home and at work.Is there something I can do to help debug this?

  329. Lucian says:

    Great! I thought version > 7 for Linux will never happen.It works great for me on Slackware 10.1 with firefox 1.5.0.4 and even konqueror 3.4.0

  330. Tom Simnett says:

    Great work guys. One thing I’ve noticed is that flash 7 sites don’t work properly in flash 9 for linux. A good example is: http://www.ladyprotector.co.uk (a site I was involved in creating).We’ve published as flash 7, and it works fine (minus the font problems inherent in flash 7) in the flash 7 player, but the text doesn’t show in the flash 9 player.Cheers,Tom

  331. Works like a charm! Thanks!

  332. Angus says:

    Shockwave Flash 9.0 r31 very frequently crashes Firefox 2.0.0.1 under Linux Slackware (2.4.26 kernel). Is this a known problem?

  333. busybits says:

    The crash happens in my 2.6.17.6 debian too