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Lightspark For Open Flash Inches Forward

Proprietary Software

Published on 19 May 2012 05:44 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software
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While Adobe has abandoned Linux Flash Player support, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to inch forward.

The latest Lightspark update was made this week, which now puts it at version 0.5. Changes for Lightspark 0.5.7 include memory leak fixes, improvements to the bitmap data draw, support for bitmap data copy pixels, support for soft masking, and support for memory usage profiling. There's also some work that was done to further implement fully-accelerated Stage3D support, but it's still in early development.

Additional details and download links for this latest Lightspark Flash update are available from this blog posting by Alessandro Pignotti, the project's lead developer.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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