Archive for December 4th, 2007

Stupid Adobe

Ok, these guys are idiots. The new version of Flash came out and at last, it supports hardware scaling and h.264. So far so good. But when you try to download the Linux version you only get a binary tarball, yum and rpm. No DEB.

Look, I know that you can’t possibly support all the package management solutions out there, but when Ubuntu has over 25% of the Linux mind/market share (source: Google Trends and our common sense), then you ought to deliver a DEB package. Come on. What this tells me is that the Linux version of Flash is a “by the way” effort, a single engineer at a dark room, away from anyone else. An engineer that no one wants to talk to during lunch time either. Poor engineer.