Null Flash Plugin

I use Galeon (which uses Mozilla's rendering engine) and it has an annoying bug where if you don't have a MIME type consumed it will pop up a window which you can't disable asking if you want to install a plugin to handle it. To fix this I downloaded the Netscape plugin SDK and added the flash mime type (application/x-shockwave-flash) to it. You can get a gzip'd precompiled version for FreeBSD from here.

Here is a diff against the Netscape plugin SDK which is obtainaible from Netscape's FTP server. To build it extract the SDK and apply the diff, then cd into "examples/UnixTemplate/Unix" and type "make -f makefile.freebsd".

As of the 16th of June 2004 a ports version is available in /usr/ports/www/dummyflash.
Daniel O'Connor
Last modified: Wed Jun 16 15:11:41 CST 2004