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...
Wow, judging from the first sentence, I guess Shumway might be open-source.
If it can allow decent-sized Flash on crappy old laptops without overloading and/or overheating them, I'll be impressed.uses HTML5 technologies for efficiently rendering the SWF file format without native code support.
BTW, does anyone know if Lightspark has decent support for youtube yet (their site says "partially" supported).
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.
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.
Testing it now, at work so the porno test will have to wait. So far it perceptibly uses more resources than Flash, and doesn't work with Daily Motion. Youtube seemed to just use Flash straight away, so I think they've added a blacklist of sites maybe? I play The Settlers Online which works exactly the same in Linux as Windows afaik is up to 2.5GB RAM and constant 100% CPU, nothing materialises.
On someone's bright side, all Flash ads worked!
Last edited by beaverusiv; 10-03-2013 at 09:10 PM.
By the way, is the Firefox PDF reader good yet? Is there any reason at all to use it?