[wpkg-users] Flash 16 ActiveX Plugin

Will Aoki waoki at umnh.utah.edu
Wed Dec 24 20:10:12 CET 2014

On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 03:35:49PM -0300, Jáder Marasca wrote:
> 1) why there are two extra variables:
>      <variable name="NPAPI_VERSION"                value="" />
>       <variable name="ACTIVEX_VERSION"          value="">

It's because in the past the NPAPI and ActiveX have been released with
different versions.  To the best of my knowledge, the last time Adobe
did that was (ActiveX-only) / (NPAPI-only).

> 2) Why we need to rename downloaded files if "PKG_SOURCE" already use a
> different directory to hold all files of that version ?

I was wondering the same thing. For what it's worth, I put Flash Player
installers into separate %SOFTWARE%\flash\%PKG_VERSION%\ directories
instead of renaming them like the package on the wiki requires. It's
less work and I still have the old installers on hand if I need them.

(I also still use separate ActiveX & NPAPI packages, but that's another

William Aoki     KD7YAF    waoki at umnh.utah.edu    5-1924

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