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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:

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

   for interactive applications.

You can grab the Gnash sources from,or from Gnash Git using the release_0_8_9 branch. Experimental binary packages built by the Gnash team are also available at, 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 Free software doesn't exist without your support, for donation information, go to

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