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Open-Source Flash Player Continues To Advance

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Published on 28 October 2012 01:09 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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While Adobe is no longer actively developing their Flash Player plug-in for Linux, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to advance. Lightspark 0.7.0 was released today.

Features of Lightspark 0.7.0 include support for LZMA-compressed SWFs, improved Bitmap data support, improved ActionScript compatibility, improved virtual machine performance and memory consumption, improved XML support, experimental support for bytecode optimizations at run-time, improved browser integration support, improved performance of JPEG loading, support for XMLSocket, and a completely re-designed and improved masking support.

Release details on Lightspark 0.7.0 are mentioned on the developer's blog.

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