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  • Lightspark 0.5.6 Brings New Flash Features

    Phoronix: Lightspark 0.5.6 Brings New Flash Features

    In light of Adobe killing Flash for Linux, there's a new release of the open-source Lightspark Flash Player. Lightspark 0.5.6 is the new release with a number of noteworthy improvements...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4NjY

  • #2
    Figures. After month of holding out, I finally caved-in and installed Flash this week. And now this...

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    • #3
      Could you install one more version of flash to bump lightspark to the next level again please?

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      • #4
        GNASH also and not only Linux...

        I think GNASH is around for a long time, also.

        Seems like Flash developers should star avoid "Latest and greatest" requirements for their Flash products
        and treat Flash as legacy technology - that still needs to be supported for some time.

        Also I hope developers will not have their Flash compatible project Linux-only, since it is easy to forget portability and other platforms like BSDs and Solaris/Illumos.
        And yes, it is important to to be tied only to Intel/Amd x86-64 architecture.
        Last edited by Markore; 04-13-2012, 07:14 PM.

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        • #5
          Now what does Firefox 10 mean? There is FF 11 out for some time now. Is that already supported? Because if not, umm, I know Mozilla was going crazy with the versions and numbers, but then, if there is a security issue I quickly emerge / install a newer browser version.
          Hopefully Gnash and Lightspark will come along quickly since Adobe seems to drop that flash support completely. And as long as there is inevitable flash content on the web we need something to deal with it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Adarion View Post
            Adobe seems to drop that flash support completely.
            They are going to support Flash Player 11.2 for five years so not really.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Teho View Post
              They are going to support Flash Player 11.2 for five years so not really.
              Well. If that is true, well ok. But then the question would be: what exactly do they mean with support? Supporting just patching security holes? Handing it over to Google? Caring just for one browser with selected versions? And what if the make a Flash 12 and 13... on Windows and some web designers jump on the train and demand the user to always use the most recent player?
              Well, 5 years of any support is still better than nothing. We'll see what future brings for us.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Adarion View Post
                Well. If that is true, well ok. But then the question would be: what exactly do they mean with support? Supporting just patching security holes? Handing it over to Google?
                Flash Player 11.2 is the last version that uses NPAPI which is supported by Firefox and just about any other browser. I would assume that 11.2 will be on maintance mode which means security and bug fixes but no new features.

                Originally posted by Adarion View Post
                Caring just for one browser with selected versions? And what if the make a Flash 12 and 13... on Windows and some web designers jump on the train and demand the user to always use the most recent player?
                Well, 5 years of any support is still better than nothing. We'll see what future brings for us.
                Chrome/ium and probably all other browser that support the Pepper API (currently there's no other) will always get the latest versions of Flash like 12,13... So if Firefox were to implement it then it would have proper Flash support in the future too. They have said before that they are not going to so who knows what happens.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Teho View Post
                  They are going to support Flash Player 11.2 for five years so not really.
                  Which fuckall of nothing since by the end of the year no site will support 11.2 if they don't also cap Flash for OS X and Windows at the same version.

                  Start hitting up sites to support HTML5 and WebM. Also get on Google's ass for not pulling the trigger on forcing support for WebM via Android and via Safari and Internet Explorer plugins offered during the install of any of Google's software like Earth and Picasa. Why waste all that money and everyone's time with WebM if they aren't even going to leverage it? Come on, WebM support should be mandatory for licensing on all devices shipping with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, especially since pretty much every DSP that can accelerate H.264 can also accelerate VP8/WebM.

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