Native flash plugin in 64 bits, Debian package

Adobe has had an awful track record with their Flash plugin as far as 64bits support go, forcing us to use 32 bits plugins. But since some time ago they re-booted their efforts with the Flash Player "Square" project, gaining *native* 64bits support in Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, albeit in a parallel unofficial developer release.

For those of you using Debian, Ubuntu or derivatives on the amd64 platform, I'm sharing here my packaging script which will generate a DEB package that should install (and uninstall) cleanly. I won't be sharing binary packages since this is non-free stuff but it should be easy enough to create them following these instructions.

Instructions:

This should generate a package named "mozilla-flashplugin-square-nonfree_10.3.d162.p3-out.1_amd64.deb", which you can install with 'dpkg -i'.

The plugin should be loaded on the next start of Firefox/Iceweasel, Mozilla/IceApe, Google Chrome, etc.

La TDT en el futuro próximo

El despliegue de la TDT ha sido hasta ahora, cuanto menos, opaco y es difícil saber qué falta por completar y qué pasará con temas como la emisión en HD.

Por eso quiero compartir esta web que encontré hace poco y que trae bastantes detalles de interés: Televisión Digital Terrestre [http://televisiondigitalterrestre.wordpress.com].

Ejemplo: Reorganización de los canales existentes en el 2011 (aunque está sin actualizar porque ahora Telecinco tiene ocho canales, incluyendo los de Cuatro).

Reparto de múltiples en la fase 2

Fuente: La TDT en 2010 [http://televisiondigitalterrestre.wordpress.com/acerca-de/], mundoplus.tv
Imagen: josezkaos en mundoplus.tv

Site is back to normal, finally

After a whole month of mess after my shared webhosting got hacked, my sites are now back to normal, all downloads should be available again.

This has been so annoying to get fixed I'm unable to find words to describe the experience.

In the meantime I've moved some stuff into two new sites: The pictures that used to be here are now in corvera.eu and any blog posts which are not status updates / release announcements will go into w.corvera.eu.

Old code: CSS rules on the fly from JavaScript (2006)

Again, some old code I'm not using anymore since I switched to jQuery but that might be useful for someone:

/*
 * Public Domain
 * Created by Toni Corvera <outlyer@outlyer.net> in September, 2006
 *
 * Creates a new CSS ruleset, should work with multiple rules correctly
 * e.g.:
 *    loadCssRules('body{font-family:sans-serif;}a:link{color:red;}');
 */
// void function loadCssRules(String rules)
function loadCssRules(r) {
	if (!document.createElement) return;
	var newStyle=document.createElement('STYLE');
	newStyle.setAttribute('type', 'text/css');
	newStyle.appendChild(document.createTextNode(r));
	document.getElementsByTagName('HEAD')[0].appendChild(newStyle);
}

Downloadable file: http://p.outlyer.net/graveyard/net_outlyer_dyn_css.js

Old code: DOM extensions (2004-2006)

Nowadays I'm using something more powerful like jQuery or base2.DOM, but if you don't, these might prove useful.

/*
 * Copyright 2004-2006 Toni Corvera <outlyer@outlyer.net>
 *
 * License: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lgpl.html LGPL
 *
 * Extra DOM-like methods (Note that at the time of writing they can't be
 * bound to the Document prototype, so they are global functions)
 *
 *    getFirstChildByTagName(HTMLElement parent, String tagName)
 *       First child of parent with tag tagName, NOT-RECUSIVE
 *    getFirstSiblingByTagName(HTMLElement node, String tagName)
 *       See above
 *    getChildrenByClassName(Node parent, String className)
 *       Obtains an array with the children of parent that have
 *       the class className (supports multi-class elements), NOT-RECURSIVE
 *    getChildrenByTagName(Node parent, String tagName)
 *       Obtains an array with the children of parent that have
 *       the tag tagName, NOT-RECURSIVE
 *
 *    hasClass(HTMLElement element, String className)
 *       Checks if element has class className, supports multi-class elements
 *    removeClass(HTMLElement element, String className)
 *       Remove class className from element's classes if present, supports
 *       multi-class elements
 */
// boolean hasClass(HTMLElement e, String className)
function hasClass(e, c) {
	if (!document.getElementById) return false;
	if (!e.className) return false;
	return null!=e.className.match(new RegExp('^(w*|.* )'+c+'(w*| .*)$'));
}
// void removeClass(HTMLElement e, String className)
function removeClass(e, c) {
	if (!hasClass(e, c)) return;
	e.className = e.className.replace(new RegExp(c,'g'),'');
}
// HTMLElement getFirstChildByTagName(HTMLElement parent, String tagName)
function getFirstChildByTagName(e,tag){
	if (!document.getElementById) return null;
	var f=null;
	for (var i=0;i<e.childNodes.length;++i) {
		if (e.childNodes[i].tagName == tag) {
			f = e.childNodes[i];
			break;
		}
	}
	return f;
}
// HTMLElement getFirstSiblingByTagName(HTMLElement node, String tagName)
function getFirstSiblingByTagName(e,t) {
	if (!document.getElementById) return null;
	var f=null;
	if (null==e.nextSibling || e.nextSibling.tagName==t) return e.nextSibling;
	return getFirstSiblingByTagName(e.nextSibling,t);
}
// Array getChildrenByClassName(Node parent, String className)
function getChildrenByClassName(n,c) {
if (!document.getElementById) return null;
	var a=new Array();
	for (var i=0; i<n.childNodes.length; ++i) {
		var x=n.childNodes[i]
		if(hasClass(x,c)){a.push(x);}
		a.concat(getChildrenByClassName(x,c));
	}
	return a;
}
// Array getChildrenByTagName(Node parent, String tagName)
function getChildrenByTagName(n,t) {
	if (!document.getElementById) return null;
	var a=new Array();
	for(var i=0; i<n.childNodes.length;++i){
		var x=n.childNodes[i];
		if(x.tagName==t){a.push(x);}
		a.concat(getChildrenByTagName(x,t));
	}
}

Downloadable file: http://p.outlyer.net/graveyard/net_outlyer_dom_exts.js

Old code: JavaScript x-browser arrays (2005, 2010)

Last update: 2010-12-09

This block of code is deprecated, I'm only keeping it for archival purposes, see below for a more up-to-date equivalent

/*
 * Public Domain
 *
 * Created by Toni Corvera <outlyer@outlyer.net>, 2005
 *
 * Defines Array.find, and Array.merge
 */
// int Array.find(Object)
if (!Array.indexOf) {/*IE has no indexOf*/
	Array.prototype.find = function(what) {
		for (var i=0; i<this.length; ++i) {
			if (this[i]==what) {
				return i;
			}
		}
		return -1;
	}
}
else {
	Array.prototype.find=Array.prototype.indexOf;
}
// void Array.merge(Array)
Array.prototype.merge = function(a) {
	for (var i=0;i<a.length;++i) {
		this.push(a[i]);
	}
}

Old location: http://p.outlyer.net/graveyard/net_outlyer_arrays.js.

Array.find and Array.merge are equivalent to the standard methods Array.indexOf and Array.concat.

  • Array.concat was added to IE in version 4.0
  • Array.push was added on version 5.5.
  • Array.indexOf is not so widely supported (IE6 doesn't support it -I'm yet to try higher versions-, Chrome does)

Updated:

// int Array.indexOf(Object)
if (!Array.indexOf) { /*IE has no indexOf*/
	//This prototype is provided by the Mozilla foundation and
	//is distributed under the MIT license.
	//http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/LICENSES/mit.license
	Array.prototype.indexOf = function(elt /*, from*/) {
		var len = this.length;
	    var from = Number(arguments[1]) || 0;
		from = (from < 0) ? Math.ceil(from) : Math.floor(from);
	    if (from < 0)
			from += len;
		for (; from < len; from++) {
			if (from in this && this[from] === elt)
		        return from;
		}
		return -1;
	};
}
if (!Array.push) {
	Array.prototype.push = function(e) {
		this[this.length] = e;
		return this.length;
	};
}

References: