Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Mar 2008 16:37 UTC
Fedora Core The beta version of Fedora 9 has been released. It comes with GNOME 2.22, KDE 4.0.2, Firefox 3.0 beta 5, PackageKit, Kernel 2.6.25-rc5, and much more. "The Beta release is the point at which we really want and need the wider community's help with testing. Beta is a point of much greater stability in Fedora's development branch, but some fixes continue to occur to improve usability, performance, and stability."
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RE[2]: Not much new this time
by pinky on Wed 26th Mar 2008 13:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Not much new this time"
pinky
Member since:
2005-07-15

>Swfdec, a flash browser plugin

Until now i have always used gnash. Are there any rationale behind the decision to choose swfdec over gnash?

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sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

The player is routinely updated to support the latest features demanded by video players, resulting in most (including Youtube, Google Video, Lulu.tv, AOL video, and CNN video) working at any given time.


I can not think of any other legitimate use for Flash other than watching YouTube videos. LGPL-licensed, and works on FreeBSD and Linux.

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RE[3]: Not much new this time
by Rahul on Wed 26th Mar 2008 14:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Not much new this time"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Swfdec uses gstreamer which allows you to install additional plugins easily. It is also provides hooks to make this easier for the end user.

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RE[3]: Not much new this time
by bpepple on Wed 26th Mar 2008 16:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Not much new this time"
bpepple Member since:
2006-01-16

"Until now i have always used gnash. Are there any rationale behind the decision to choose swfdec over gnash?"

1. swfdec is now included in GNOME (specifically swfdec-gnome).
2. GStreamer-based (though I believe Gnash is also)
3. It has hooks to install missing codecs (via Codeina or Ubuntu's codec installer), which Gnash currently doesn't.

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