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Gnash 0.8.9 released

Item posted by Rob Savoye <rsavoye> on Sun 20 Mar 2011 05:52:50 PM UTC.

Open Media Now! and the Gnash community are happy to announce the release of Gnash v0.8.9. Gnash the GNU Flash player is a free/libre SWF movie player, with all the source code released under GPLv3. Gnash is available as both a standalone player and also as a browser plugin for Firefox (and all other Gecko based browsers), Chromium and Konqueror. Currently Gnash has been ported to most GNU/Linus distros, embedded GNU/Linux, *BSD, non x86 architectures - ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, and even 64 bit processors. And yes, Gnash plays Youtube!!

The last few months have been pretty eventful, and Gnash has made several important advances.

Improvements since 0.8.8 release are:

  • Avoid drawing operations when the window is obscured, including when

Gnash is used as a plugin, starting with Firefox 4.0 (GTK GUI).

  • NPAPI plugin: fix relative urls resolution in presence of <base> tag and "base" parameter; improved robustness and compatibility with chromium browser. Avoid blocking the parent process.
  • Support SWF with embedded ScreenVideo when using FFMPEG or gstreamer-ffmpeg >= 0.10.12.
  • Fixed playback of uncommon MPEG4 streams when using GStreamer.
  • Fix playback of SWF-embedded ADPCM audio when using Gstreamer.
  • Fix playback of SWF-embedded PCM audio when using FFMPEG.
  • Fixes for several crashes, with better automated testing of the entire ActionScript API for input sanitization.
  • Improved ActionScript performance processing, especially

for interactive applications.

  • Improved SWF8 support with BitmapData.draw, BitmapData.loadBitmap, and other bitmap functions.
  • Re-entrant core libraries. Now Gnash is no longer dependent on a singleton Virtual Machine and Garbage Collector.
  • RTMP remoting support.
  • Support for PNG and GIF files in all DefineBitsJpeg tags; support for DefineBitsJpeg4 tags, and fix display of some GIFs with multiple records.
  • Restore support for mingw32.
  • dump-gnash: improved speed, sync and flexibility.
  • JPEG screenshot output.
  • Support for linear RGB interpolation mode in gradient fills.
  • Clipboard setting (GTK only).
  • More flash.geom.Rectangle functions.
  • Improved OpenBSD compatibility.

You can grab the Gnash sources from http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gnash/0.8.9,or from Gnash Git using the release_0_8_9 branch. Experimental binary packages built by the Gnash team are also available at http://www.getgnash.org/packages, along with source napshots. Binary packages for Debian or RPM based systems will be available from your GNU/Linux distribution, and from whatever BSD variant you are using.

Questions about Gnash or offers of help can go to the developer's
email list at gnash-dev@gnu.org. Free software doesn't exist without your support, for donation information, go to http://www.openmedianow.org/?q=node/32.

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