I assume that is actually separate from the Flash browser plugin, and comes with flash bundled on its own. I assume.
Originally Posted by PsynoKhi0
Posters were talking about Java being a Black Box as well, which was the excuse used for Firefox devs to say they didn't want Goggle's Flash wrapper.
Originally Posted by bug77
Originally Posted by e8hffff
If flash is dying, then the question is what video/audio codecs are used? Vorbis is better than Mp3, but not better than AAC Professional. If/when ghost comes out, it'll simply blow all of the competition out of the water. Video on the other hand could be a problem. h.364 is better than VP8 and the successor to h.364 is being worked on. We need a better open source and patent free video codec so we can comfortably dominate and then the html5 conversion would be far less messy. Our hopes seem to lie with daala.
Well, what is "flash"? It is a plugin.
Originally Posted by brent
What is "phase out the old plugin API, over the course of 5 years." - it is "phase out flash over the course of 5 years."
What is "phase out"? AMD is phasing out cards, how? No driver updates. And when no new cards are produced - no newer driver and * it is same as abadoning *
Why is "old plugin API" = "flash"? Because they stated they are not going to develop "new plugin API", but make google do that.
This is why adobe is going to *abadon* *flash* on Linux.
Vorbis is already better, even if it *were* equal to mp3. Vorbis is free. AAC Professional? Seriosly? You need more than *professional* in your title to compensate for that price.
Originally Posted by Prescience500
Why don't distros install GNASH or Llightspark by default???
Ubuntu, Fedora and Suse pride themselves on having only FOSS software. But why don't they include GNASH and/or LIGHTSPARK in their default installations? They don't have to install US-patented codecs, just the players. It seems that these distros are actually pushing people to install Adobe Flash rather than the FOSS alternatives.
How about "Ultimate"? It worked for Redmond.
Originally Posted by crazycheese
No, they don't. Not really. Being afraid of getting sued is not something to be proud of. It's not something to be ashamed of either, btw.
Originally Posted by stan
I haven't tried Gnash in the last year, but last time I did, it wasn't a drop-in replacement for flash yet. Some stuff wouldn't work and other stuff would run slow. Since flash is an end-user facing technology, it has to just work, otherwise it will reflect negatively in the image that users have of the Linux desktop system.
Originally Posted by stan
So, has anybody tried Gnash recently? Has it matured? Is it stable and feature complete enough to replace Adobe's flash plugin now?