Lightspark Open Flash Now Works On Windows
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software on 3 December 2011 at 06:25 AM EST. 3 Comments
There's a new release of the open-source Lightspark software for handling Adobe SWF/Flash support on the Linux desktop. New to Lightspark 0.5.3 among other changes is a working Microsoft Windows port.

Lightspark is one of the most promising open-source projects aiming to provide better Flash support on Linux and other operating systems. Lightspark aims to support the newer revisions of Adobe's specifications while also having fall-back support for using the open-source Gnash player for older versions of Flash. Among the recent advancements to Lightspark has been EGL/GLES2 support for Flash on ARM and an SDL-based audio back-end.

Lightspark 0.5.3 is the new version as the December release and it brings "robustness and portability fixes and a working Windows port."

The latest Lightspark release can be downloaded at Launchpad.net.
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