Albert Hickey wondered if Chromium (being the new default browser for Raspbian) would support Flash. Most specifically, he wondered if Scratch 2.0 through the browser would work. To start with, it wouldn’t. However, following an update/upgrade, it suddenly did! Here’s what he has to say in his YouTube video:
I was playing with Scratch on a Windows PC earlier and thought with Chromium being the new default browser as part of Pixel whether Scratch now worked.
Ran Pixel and it didn’t work.
Decided to take the opportunity while the Pi was on to do an update/upgrade.
Lots of stuff for LibeOffice, NuScratch was installed and half way through I had to press enter to get Flash installed.
Returning to Chromium I again went to the Scratch website and this time when I enabled the plugin for Flash it worked perfectly.
We now have Scratch 2.0 in browser on the Raspberry Pi.
Not sure if/how it can interface with the GPIO but for now delighted Scratch 2.0 works on the Pi3. And from the video it works well.
Update: I received a comment on this post from Simon Long of the Raspberry Pi Foundation! Just in case you didn’t see the comment, here it is in full:
Yes, the Flash player was added today. (It’s in the package rpi-chromium-mods, which is already installed on PIXEL, so an apt-get dist-upgrade will pick up the Flash update.)
It is the latest version of the PepperFlash player from Adobe – we’ll be updating it every time Adobe do from hereon.
The PepperFlash binary is ARMv7 only, so it’ll only work on Pi2 and Pi3, but Scratch is pretty usable on Pi3.