Russ Nelson announces that the newer version of Gnash has been released. I’ve already created newer packages for it, but I cannot upload them to Debian yet, as they’re blocked for the poppler, c-ares and ffmpeg transitions. I hope to have them uploaded soon. In any case, I’ve put them here, if someone wants to try them. As the backends for the rendering, widgets and media must be decided on compile time, there’s not much to do if you want to use the most uncommon ones. The most stable and conservative option is agg and GStreamer, but I’ve also added the possibility of using OpenGL, which would be better for hardware-accelerated machines. Versions for both GTK and KDE widget systems are compiled. In a week or so they will probably be in Debian, in time for Lenny.
Improvements since 0.8.2 release are:
- Native fullscreen support (from AS) implemented.
- Long command-line options properly supported.
- View detailed movie information from GTK gui.
- Added an option in Preferences to initially display a movie as a blank (“Click here to start”) screen.
- Added “dump” GUI to dump a movie to disk.
- Improved Cairo rendering performance.
- Fix support for OpenOffice Impress SWF exporter (malformed..)