Adobe has stated that:
"For Flash Player releases after 11.2, the Flash Player browser plugin for Linux will only be available via the “Pepper” API as part of the Google Chrome browser distribution and will no longer be available as a direct download from Adobe. "
To me this sounds like going forward, after 11.2, all Linux Flash Players will be released by Google as part of Chrome using Pepper and not by Adobe - but that there will be Linux Flash Players after 11.2, its just that they are only available in Chrome. However most people in the community seem to have interpreted this to mean 11.2 is the last Linux Flash Player ever other than 5 years of security updates from Adobe. Could an Adobe employee please clarify? Will there be Linux Flash Players, via Pepper and Chrome, for 11.3, 11.4. ...12 and so on? This is crutially important for those using the Flash Player within the embeded Linux market.
Thanks in advance,
Q: Why is Linux not listed as a supported platform?
A: Adobe has been working closely with Google to develop a single, modern API for hosting plug-ins within the browser. The PPAPI, code-named "Pepper", aims to provide a layer between the plug-in and browser that abstracts away differences between browser and operating system implementations. You can find more information on the Pepper API.
Because of this work, Adobe has been able to partner with Google in providing a "Pepper" implementation of Flash Player for all x86/64 platforms supported by the Google Chrome browser. Google will begin distributing this new Pepper-based Flash Player as part of Chrome on all platforms, including Linux, later this year.
For Flash Player releases after 11.2, the Flash Player browser plug-in for Linux will only be available via the "Pepper" API as part of the Google Chrome browser distribution and will no longer be available as a direct download from Adobe. Adobe will continue to provide security updates to non-Pepper distributions of Flash Player 11.2 on Linux for five years from its release.