Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release
Phoronix: Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release
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...
Those guys who work on it should be hired by some company to work on something useful - since they created it they must be good programmers. By the time gnash is good to go into the masses flash is gonna be irrelevant.
Shumway IMHO is a much more interesting project.
Release often, release early
These guys needs to release often and release early.
They need to routinely tag new releases in a timely manner.
Perhaps in a schedule of six months, that way it can be pulled into repositories and so distributions can ship with the latest version that is usable, instead of an old version that is lacking.
Most people don't have the knowledge to build from source and install it themselves.
I Don't know if this is still the case (because of Shumway) but last I checked irc (over 2-3 years ago) the main issue was money.
SO they can't work on the project with 100% dedication
Flash and porno
Flash is still relevant on the web due to porno.
I really wish YouPorn, PornTube, Redtube and xHamster switched to HTML5 and <video>.
And that Reality Kings and Bang Bus Network switched to HTML5 video.
It would really help in getting rid of Flash from the web quicker.