1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release

GNU

Published on 30 July 2013 12:53 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU
30 Comments

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.

The Gnash 0.8.10 release arrived last February with new features. Since then, development has continued with Git commits occurring frequently, but there hasn't been a new tagged release. It's a bit of a surprise given that Adobe Flash is still widely used and Gnash is considered a "high priority" FSF project.

In digging through the Git log since the 0.8.10 release, among the changes currently sitting for the yet-to-be-planned 0.8.11 release include:

- IPv6 support. There's also IPv4 improvements.

- Support for modern GCC compiler releases. LLVM Clang compiler updates are also included.

- C++11 compilation mode support.

- Fixes/changes for handling the latest FFmpeg and libav libraries.

- Continued Google Android enablement work and as part of that making OpenGL ES 1 (GLES1) support work.

- Various bug-fixes. Some items in particular include stability fixes for parsing and image handling along with when Gnash is serving as a NPAPI plug-in.

The latest Git activity for the open-source Gnash Flash Player can be found via savannah.gnu.org. Meanwhile, two other interesting open-source Flash projects are Lightspark and Shumway.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  2. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  3. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
  4. AMD's Windows Catalyst Driver Remains Largely Faster Than Linux Drivers
Latest Linux Articles
  1. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
  2. Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam On Linux Gaming?
  3. Linux 3.18 File-System Performance Minimally Changed But Possible Regressions
  4. AMD Radeon Gallium3D Is Catching Up & Sometimes Beating Catalyst On Linux
Latest Linux News
  1. VirtualBox 4.3.20 Arrives, Still No Sign Of VirtualBox 4.4
  2. Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Benchmarks
  3. Qualcomm Looks To Get Into The ARM Server Business
  4. HHVM 3.4 Adds New Features, Support
  5. More Radeon Driver Changes Queued For Linux 3.19
  6. Unigine 2.0 Alpha 2 Adds C# Support
  7. FFmpeg Is Returning To Ubuntu With 15.04 Release
  8. Linux Version Of Civilization: Beyond Earth Still Coming Along
  9. Yahoo To Become Default Search Provider For Firefox
  10. Better Fan Control Support Coming To The Open-Source Radeon Driver
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Debian Init System Coupling Vote Results
  3. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  4. Ubuntu Developers Still Thinking What To Do About Adobe Flash Support
  5. How to get rid of Linux
  6. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  7. Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver
  8. Script for Fan Speed Control