Linux version of Chromium will drop NPAPI support in April

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    https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!msg/chromium-dev/xEbgvWE7wMk/D_07G2lftacJ

    ... and therefore earlier than originally planned.

    This means that Chromium will not support the Adobe flash-plugin (running under NPAPI) anymore, and so far Adobe does not offer a separat PPAPI version of this plugin.

    As a consequence, if you still want/have to use flash, you have two options:

    1. Switch to Chrome which contains a PPAPI flash plugin.
    2. Find a PPA that offers a PPAPI version of flash - I remember there was one but I'm not sure if it's still maintained.

    Above remarks apply, e.g., to Ubuntu users. There are other distros that offer Chromium with PPAPI flash.

    EDIT: The ppa is here. I haven't tried it, though.
     
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    Time to replace Adobe Flash with Pepper Flash on Chromium, which I thought was Chrome-only.

    *Pepper Flash performance is inferior, especially on YouTube of all places. Rolling back.
     
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    Looks like it should it in Trusty though and I suspect there will be backports.
     
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