[conspire] Fwd: Ubuntu 6.10

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Mar 23 14:16:37 PDT 2007

[Sorry to slightly mess up threading.  I had already deleted Adrien's 
posting from my local mail.]

Adrien wrote:

> The solution to this problem, is to have a scipt (Python, Perl,
> whatever,) that the user can run, that will download and install
> things like Flash player. The script can be invoked by pressing a
> button in a conspicuous place, and/or have a window pop up after
> installation, asking the user to press a button, that will then run
> the script. SuSE (and I believe others) took this approach with the MS
> free fonts package.

I quote from the release announcement of today's Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty
Fawn" Herd 3 beta:

   Simpler Multimedia

   Easy Codec Installation has been implemented in Feisty Fawn Herd 3,
   When trying to play media files, Ubuntu will try to install the
   necessary codecs automatically, and start playing the desired file.

(I have no doubt that the above is i386-only.)

The weekend weather's looking to be utterly glorious, and I look forward
to seeing people, Saturday evening.  Early-comers are welcome to join me
for some Peet's Arabian Mocha Sanani, fresh-ground and then brewed in the
Infamous Portuguese Coffeemaker of Doom.

Cheers,                               I remember Fred, 1919 - 2005. 
Rick Moen                        http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Essays/fred.html
rick at linuxmafia.com

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