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