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Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release
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.