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  • Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release

    Phoronix: Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release

    Gnash, the Free Software Foundation project to have an open-source implementation of Adobe's Flash/SWF run-time, hasn't seen a release in almost exactly one and a half years. While it's been 18 months without a new release, development continues and there's been a number of features committed...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQyNDI

  • #2
    Those guys who work on it should be hired by some company to work on something useful - since they created it they must be good programmers. By the time gnash is good to go into the masses flash is gonna be irrelevant.

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    • #3
      Shumway IMHO is a much more interesting project.

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      • #4
        Release often, release early

        These guys needs to release often and release early.
        They need to routinely tag new releases in a timely manner.
        Perhaps in a schedule of six months, that way it can be pulled into repositories and so distributions can ship with the latest version that is usable, instead of an old version that is lacking.

        Most people don't have the knowledge to build from source and install it themselves.

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        • #5
          I Don't know if this is still the case (because of Shumway) but last I checked irc (over 2-3 years ago) the main issue was money.

          SO they can't work on the project with 100% dedication

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          • #6
            Flash and porno

            Flash is still relevant on the web due to porno.

            I really wish YouPorn, PornTube, Redtube and xHamster switched to HTML5 and <video>.
            And that Reality Kings and Bang Bus Network switched to HTML5 video.

            It would really help in getting rid of Flash from the web quicker.

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            • #7
              Does Gnash still have the requirement where you've never used Adobe Flash in your life to be allowed to work on it because of the absolutely ridiculous Adobe EULA?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by peppercats View Post
                Does Gnash still have the requirement where you've never used Adobe Flash in your life to be allowed to work on it because of the absolutely ridiculous Adobe EULA?
                AFAIK its not legally binging in EU so if you live there

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ramiliez View Post
                  AFAIK its not legally binging in EU so if you live there
                  I highly doubt it's legally binding anywhere, just more pressure from big companies on the little guys.

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                  • #10
                    The problem with Gnash is that current version 0.8.10 doesnt work with any site not even a Youre-Tube

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                      Flash is still relevant on the web due to porno.
                      Plus some older vidoes, animations and games that likely won't ever be ported to HTML5.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dee. View Post
                        Plus some older vidoes, animations and games that likely won't ever be ported to HTML5.
                        Nobody really cares about those old pixly 240p videos and 1996 SWFv3 flash animations and games.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                          Nobody really cares about those old pixly 240p videos and 1996 SWFv3 flash animations and games.
                          Right, because people totally stopped making flash animations & games after 1996.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                            Nobody really cares about those old pixly 240p videos and 1996 SWFv3 flash animations and games.
                            You clearly haven't been in university for a long time! In a 120 person amphitheater, maybe at least half spend their time on video websites or flash games websites like Kongregate.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by doom_Oo7 View Post
                              You clearly haven't been in university for a long time! In a 120 person amphitheater, maybe at least half spend their time on video websites or flash games websites like Kongregate.
                              Yes, and if they didn't, well nobody is watching or playing that.
                              Maybe a handful of people.

                              Not enough to keep Flash alive.
                              What is really keeping Flash alive is porno.

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