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 anda_skoa on Thu 30th Aug 2007 12:05 UTC in reply to "Porting"
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...but the proprietary companies such as adobe have trouble porting to just 64bit windows?


In the case of Flashplayer, I'd say the main difference is new code on the side of the OSS project vs. tons of old legacy code on the proprietory side.

It is one thing to keep new code portable (easy) and another thing to make old code run on new platforms (hard, requires porting, etc)

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