Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 13:00 UTC
Google It's no secret that the relationship between Apple and Adobe isn't particularly healthy at this point, and despite the nicely staged coffee moment, nor is the relationship between Apple and Google. It seems like this is bringing together Google and Adobe: rumour has it that Flash will be bundled with the Chrome web browser and/or the upcoming Chrome operating system. Update: It's official: "When users download Chrome, they will also receive the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. There will be no need to install Flash Player separately. Users will automatically receive updates related to Flash Player using Google Chrome's auto-update mechanism."
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twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11


You're quite ignorant, aren't you? Adobe hasn't released API documentation for Flash so Gnash developers have to reverse-engineer everything and OBVIOUSLY that takes time, effort and will contain bugs.

Flash has an open spec and ALL the codecs used by flash are available as open source. Gnash people are simply incompetent. Gnash is a shame. Look at the Moonlight, the open source implementation of Silverlight. That's a competent implementation.

I think you are the ignorant one...

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Sweet.. where can I go download the source for Adobe Flash Player? I'd like to stop using the non-free provided patent encumbered and closed source 64bit Adobe Flash Player package.

(not such an open file format when it's limited to only being read fully by Adobe's own player plugin which has historically delivered updates late to non-32bit and non-windows platforms)

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Boldie Member since:
2007-03-26

Rob Savoye, Gnash dev, seems pretty intelligent.

If you haven't listened to the FLOSS weekly show about Gnash you should. I remember it as entertaining:

http://twit.tv/floss94

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mnem0 Member since:
2006-03-23

Flash has an open spec and ALL the codecs used by flash are available as open source. Look at the Moonlight, the open source implementation of Silverlight. That's a competent implementation.


H.264 is used by Flash and there is no open source implementation of H.264 which can be legal distributed to users.

Linux video codecs in Moonlight are provided via a binary-only package from Microsoft.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


H.264 is used by Flash and there is no open source implementation of H.264 which can be legal distributed to users.


x264 it's a open source encoder compatible with H.264 and you have an open source decoder in libavcodec.

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