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.
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.