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[2]: Depencencies..
by Vanders on Thu 30th Aug 2007 08:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Depencencies.."
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You don't compile Boost.

Somebody has too. For smaller projects (like Syllable) the ever-growing list of dependencies for a lot of projects creates extra work. Not only do we have to validate that things like Boost or Glib or whatever actually build and work, we have to keep our packages for this software up to date. Not to mention the increased build times imposed by dependencies.

Introducing a dependency is not free. It is especially galling when the dependency is largely unnecessary (Say, Glib. Bah!)

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