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bug #18822: Printing web pages with Flash content leaves blank spaces

Submitter:  Daniel James <dhj>
Submitted:  Thu 18 Jan 2007 04:22:16 PM UTC
Category:  plugin Severity:  3 - Normal
Release:  None Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  bjacques
Open/Closed:  Open
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Sat 20 Jan 2007 05:24:50 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I looked a bit at the issue, and what we need is:

  • Get a picture/bitmap/screenshot of what is currently being displayed in the plugin.
  • A way to convert the obtained image to postscript

The idea is that the postscript data is written to a given filedescriptor, though only on *nix, windows and MAC works differently (how exactly is unknown/ignored for now).

Another link to the plugin API: http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Gecko_Plugin_API_Reference

Tomas Groth <tgc>
Sat 20 Jan 2007 04:38:25 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is a missing feature in the plugin, for details I think this could be helpful: http://web.archive.org/web/20031007205624/devedge.netscape.com/library/manuals/2002/plugin/1.0/drawevent.html#999691

Tomas Groth <tgc>
Thu 18 Jan 2007 04:22:16 PM UTC, original submission:  

When I print a page from Firefox (via CUPS) of a web page containing some Flash elements, the areas being rendered by Gnash come out blank, as white space. The rest of the page (non-Flash areas) prints fine.

I'm using the 0.7.2 package with the opengl renderer from Debian unstable, on 64 Studio 1.0 distro, AMD64 dual processor machine, 

daniel@64studio:~$ gnash --version
Gnash 0.7.2
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Gnash comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
You may redistribute copies of Gnash under the terms of the GNU General
Public License.  For more information, see the file named COPYING.
Build options 0.7.2
   Renderer: opengl   GUI: gtk   Sound handler: sdl   Decoder: mad
daniel@64studio:~$ uname -a
Linux 64studio 2.6.17-1-multimedia-amd64-k8-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jul 19 12:43: 36 UTC 2006 x86_64 GNU/Linux
daniel@64studio:~$ glxinfo | egrep "(version|vendor)"
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
GLX version: 1.2
OpenGL vendor string: VA Linux Systems Inc.
OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 6.5.1
glu version: 1.3

Daniel James <dhj>


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