Gnash 0.8.8 was released on the 23rd of August, a bit more than two weeks after the freeze. There are very important features in this new release that made 0.8.8 by far a better option than buggy 0.8.7 for Squeeze:
- 100% of all YouTube videos should work now. If you have problems, delete all YouTube cookies and refresh.
- Gnash can switch at runtime between the Cairo, OpenGL, and AGG renderers.
- It can also switch media handlers at runtime, between FFmpeg and GStreamer.
- Gnash can now decode video quickly on hardware compatible with the VAAPI library (a few NVidia, ATI, and Intel graphics processors). Debian packages by default do not have this feature activated until FFmpeg in Debian supports VAAPI, so that will be in Wheezy.
- It compiles faster due to reduced internal dependencies.
- There is an improved input device handling when using a raw framebuffer.
- Lots of bugs fixed.