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    Default Mozilla Pushes "Shumway" Flash Into Firefox

    Phoronix: Mozilla Pushes "Shumway" Flash Into Firefox

    Mozilla has pushed their open-source "Shumway" open-source Flash/SWF player into the latest Firefox nightly builds...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ3NjY

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    Default Porno-compatible?

    Does with with JW Player and Flowplayer?

    Does it work on YouTube, PornTube, RedTube, xhamster, Beeg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Porno-compatible?
    ..says the man that types faster with one hand than most people do with two.

    uses HTML5 technologies for efficiently rendering the SWF file format without native code support.
    If it can allow decent-sized Flash on crappy old laptops without overloading and/or overheating them, I'll be impressed.

    BTW, does anyone know if Lightspark has decent support for youtube yet (their site says "partially" supported).

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Does with with JW Player and Flowplayer?

    Does it work on YouTube, PornTube, RedTube, xhamster, Beeg?
    LOOOOL

    Considering youtube already has html5 support this is really the last blocker

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    Default If it can do webcomics, I'll be happy

    The main thing I still need flash for is http://mspaintadventures.com/
    That, and if I ever feel like a nostalgia trip, and want to watch old flash animations. They were good fun.

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    Default Speed and performance

    I hope the "Shumway" is much faster than Adobe's plugin. Sure, Adobe's linux plugin works, but if you take the occasion to play a flash game or stream HD content online, the Adobe plugin really shows its weaknesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfmanhalfamazing View Post
    I hope the "Shumway" is much faster than Adobe's plugin. Sure, Adobe's linux plugin works, but if you take the occasion to play a flash game or stream HD content online, the Adobe plugin really shows its weaknesses.
    Shumway is written in JavaScript, so I doubt. It's probably much slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightBit View Post
    Shumway is written in JavaScript, so I doubt. It's probably much slower.
    Can't you shove javascript through LLVM IR to get basically C++ performance out of it? I know you can do the reverse (C++ ---> LLVM ---> JS) but I could've sworn I saw a project to take the JS and make it into C++

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightBit View Post
    Shumway is written in JavaScript, so I doubt. It's probably much slower.
    Except, ya know, JavaScript performs MUCH faster in a browser than flash...

    http://bubblemark.com/dhtml.htm
    vs
    http://bubblemark.com/flex.htm

    ^Try 128 bubbles on each. On my computer at least, the performance is 40fps (JavaScript) and 13fps (Flash).
    Flash Cached gets ~32fps, so that's pretty close.

    As a side-note: The Java Applet (via Swing) version got 32-33fps. I always assumed Flash on the web performed better than Java on the web... guess I was proven wrong.

    So if Shumway gets developed correctly, it could outperform flash at rendering it's own files without requiring a plugin (thus, without having to spawn a new process to run it, saving memory and crap). Just a thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    LOOOOL

    Considering youtube already has html5 support this is really the last blocker
    Yes, porn is the only thing that is keeping Flash alive.

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