[packman] [SOLVED] Please update Flash

Carlos E. R. robin.listas at telefonica.net
Mon Feb 3 13:19:52 CET 2020

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On 03/02/2020 11.20, Hans-Peter Jansen wrote:
| Am Montag, 3. Februar 2020, 09:39:11 CET schrieb Rodney Baker:
|> On Monday, 3 February 2020 18:27:13 ACDT Stefan Seyfried wrote:
|>> Am 03.02.20 um 01:34 schrieb Tony Mechelynck:
|>>> Thanks for updating Flash to, this
|>>> solves my> problem (for the time being). ;-)
|>> Next time, it's your turn to do it... I will not do it again.
|> It is worth noting that there are a number of industrial (and
|> other) control systems that run on secure networks that still
|> (unfortunately) rely on Flash. For example, FLIR Systems FLUX
|> video incident detection systems used in road transport industry
|> - the user interface is Flash-based and I'm not aware of any
|> plans to update it to HTML5 (sadly).
|> VMWare Vsphere is also Flash-based, although the new versions
|> have both HTML5 and Flash GUI's - unfortunately there are some
|> operations that can only be performed through the Flash interface
|> because they're not yet implemented in HTML5.
|> I'm fairly sure there are also SCADA applications based on Flash,
|> as well as Java (for better or worse).
|> It's almost getting to the point where the only way to use these
|> systems is using obsolete Internet Explorer 11 on Windows. I know
|> Flash is a security nightmare, but Flash on IE11 is even more
|> so.
| While I share your sentiments, my gut feeling is, that you bark at
| the wrong tree here. Everybody, who is suffering from this disease
| has two options:
| * help with keeping the package up to date * complain loudly at the
| manufacturers, that still depend on this shit
| Packman isn't a industrial strategy agency, it just covers your
| ass.

The industry just says to use Windows and not that idiocy of Linux.
Their words, not mine.

- -- 
Cheers / Saludos,

		Carlos E. R.
		(from 15.1 x86_64 at Telcontar)


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