Gnash 0.8.6 Release Brings New Features
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 24 September 2009 at 02:03 PM EDT. 3 Comments
On the same day as talking about H.264 video acceleration for Flash via VA-API in Gnash, a new Gnash release has come about (although it doesn't contain any of these video playback improvement). Gnash 0.8.6 though does contain a number of other improvements.

Among the new items in this SWF/Flash player that's endorsed by the Free Software Foundation is implementing Camera and Microphone capabilities along with several other parts of the SWF specification, better A/V synchronization, parsing improvements, stubs for all ActionScript 3 classes, an initial AVM2 implementation, a re-factored network engine, and many other changes.

The full list of highlights for Gnash 0.8.6 along with source download links is available from the Gnash Project blog.
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