[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #6406: Flash uploader won't work on Ubuntu/Linux

WordPress Trac wp-trac at lists.automattic.com
Thu Mar 27 17:34:01 GMT 2008

#6406: Flash uploader won't work on Ubuntu/Linux
 Reporter:  felipelavinz     |        Owner:  andy
     Type:  defect           |       Status:  new 
 Priority:  high             |    Milestone:  2.5 
Component:  Administration   |      Version:  2.5 
 Severity:  blocker          |   Resolution:      
 Keywords:  report-feedback  |  
Comment (by westi):

 zamoose: the point is that we want the flash uploader to work for everyone
 or self-degrade to not use flash.

 Adding an option either per-user or per-blog is like saying - "hey we
 implemented this cool flash based multi file uploader but we think it
 sucks so much your going to want to turn it off."

 We want the default user-experience out-of-the-box to be that it just

 Allowing for a plugin to disable the flash uploader means that if someone
 wants to disable it they have the ability to do so.  Using the plugin
 functionality someone could create a plugin that has a per-user option if
 that is what they want.

 In general options (espcially ones that are UI visible) will only be added
 to WordPress if we expect a large number of people to want to use them -
 where there is end-user benifit in the option being present.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6406#comment:11>
WordPress Trac <http://trac.wordpress.org/>
WordPress blogging software

More information about the wp-trac mailing list