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{June 13, 2008}   Gnash 0.8.3 released

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:



christooss says:

What about 32bit packages?

Or is mozilla player in binary form anywhere on internet?



Miry says:

I’ve just uploaded the binary packages for i386 too. Right now I have packages compiled for both i386 and amd64 for SID. I’d like to have them for PowerPC too, but I don’t have a machine available for that right now.



Eric says:

Muchas Gracias, Miriam !!!

For months, I’ve been reading about how much progress Gnash has made. Now I can finally see it !!! This is the first version of Gnash that works well on my computer. Thank you so much !!!

One question … I use an older laptop with a 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. I have the following GStreamer packages installed on Debian Lenny: “gstreamer0.10-alsa” “gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg” “gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3″ “gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs” “gstreamer0.10-plugins-base” and “gstreamer0.10-plugins-good”

Is GStreamer CPU intensive? Since removing Adobe’s Flash player and replacing it with Gnash player, SWF videos take more time to load and are sometimes “choppy” (i.e. subject to very short interruptions).

Not that it matters. I’m never going back to Adobe!

Thanks again!
- Eric



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