Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 21:55 UTC, submitted by deanna
Multimedia, AV The fourth alpha release of Gnash has just been made at version 0.8.1. Gnash is a GPL'd Flash movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript2 classes. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86 processors, and 64 bit architectures. Ports to Darwin and Windows are in progress for a future release. The plugin works best with Firefox 1.0.4 or newer, and should work in any Mozilla based browser. There is also a standalone player for GNOME or KDE based desktops.
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RE: Porting
by dylansmrjones on Wed 29th Aug 2007 23:55 UTC in reply to "Porting"
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To some extent because these systems are all posix-compatible to a fault ;)

Another one is that FLOSS-persons are geeks. They are doing it for the fun of it.

And a third: FLOSS is often developed after the KISS-principle.

And a four: Don't underestimate the amount of man-power available for FLOSS. Adobe doesn't have that kind of man-power available.

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