Unified installer in Adobe Flash Player 11.3

Previously, I complained how I did not like the fact that Adobe Flash Player 11.2 64-bit package could only be installed on x64 systems while it carried the 32-bit version of Adobe Flash Player as well. I said I preferred a unified installer that could install the appropriate packages on both IA-32 and x64 systems. Well, it seems Adobe has reached the same conclusion as well.

Adobe Flash Player 11.3 installer package, digitally signed 1 June 2012, now carries both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Adobe Flash Player and can be installed on both IA-32 and x64 systems. Now, I only have to maintain a smaller footprint of 18.1 MB in my installers archive, which consists of two installer packages: A 8.79 MB package for Internet Explorer and a 9.36 MB package for Firefox, Opera and Safari.

More optimization?

Is it not possible to have one single 9 MB installation package that installs Adobe Flash Player for both Internet Explorer and Firefox? To put it more technically, is it not possible to have two sets of lightweight wrappers that expose the same core Adobe Flash Player presenter engine through ActiveX (to Internet Explorer) and NPAPI (to Opera, Safari and Firefox)?

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Posted on 16 June 2012, in Software Development, Windows Administration and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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