Miriam Ruiz
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{September 12, 2010}   Gnash 0.8.8 in Debian Squeeze

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:

Today, the Release Team has unblocked 0.8.8-2, which has already reached Testing, so I’m proud to announce that Squeeze will be released with latest Gnash. Thanks guys!

Bill Johnson says:

Thank you for the information! It works in chromium using mozilla-plugin-gnash for those interested.

Timo Juhani Lindfors says:

Unfortunately chromium-browser was removed from squeeze a while ago.

Np237 says:

I’m extremely skeptical with all these abilities to switch at runtime between media handlers, decoders, and renderers.

You should have a player that just works out of the box. Every user who has to change a configuration blurb of which he doesn’t even understand the meaning is a lost user.

Debian: buone notizie, cattive notizie, notizie medie « Dal buco della serratura says:

[...] buona è che gnash 0.8.8 entrerà in Squeeze. Dato che l’ultima release di gnash introduce importanti feature e bugfix (tra cui, in [...]

Miry says:

Np237: I totally agree with you. In any case, if different backends are coded (as it is the case with Gnash), it’s a considerable improvement to be able to switch between them in runtime and not having to configure them when building the package, as it was in previous versions. That meant m*n versions of the package, if one wanted to choose.

Of course, as you said, I think it would be better to concentrate in one backend that works well, and not diffuse the efforts in multiple ones that half-work. For example, the current OpenGL implementation does not work as well as the others yet.

Noticias del Proyecto Debian – 21 de septiembre 2010 | Gustavo Pimentel's GNU/Linux Blog says:

[...] Ruiz agradece al equipo que esta a cargo de la publicación que ha desbloqueado Gnash 0.8.8 pour Debian Squeeze, de lejos una mejor elección que la versión 0.8.7 que presentaba numerosos disfuncionamiento. [...]

diseño web malaga says:

me gusta tu trabajo, se vé que te lo curras..

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