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Thread: Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release

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    Default 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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQyNDI

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    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.

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    Shumway IMHO is a much more interesting project.

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    Default 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.

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    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

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    Default 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.

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    Does Gnash still have the requirement where you've never used Adobe Flash in your life to be allowed to work on it because of the absolutely ridiculous Adobe EULA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppercats View Post
    Does Gnash still have the requirement where you've never used Adobe Flash in your life to be allowed to work on it because of the absolutely ridiculous Adobe EULA?
    AFAIK its not legally binging in EU so if you live there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiliez View Post
    AFAIK its not legally binging in EU so if you live there
    I highly doubt it's legally binding anywhere, just more pressure from big companies on the little guys.

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    The problem with Gnash is that current version 0.8.10 doesnt work with any site not even a Youre-Tube

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