Rob Savoye on Gnash - The GNU/Flash Player

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Rob Savoye on Gnash - The GNU/Flash Player
John Dowdell provides a link to a video on Rob Savoye/Gnash in a comment to Ryan Stewart's blogpost on the Enhanced Flash Player... that was quite long :)

An Enhanced Flash Player?


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An Enhanced Flash Player?

I just caught this over on MacNN: SWF Movie Player is being billed as a “smart” Flash Player for MacOS. When I first saw the post, I assumed it was something like Gnash, which is an entirely separate Flash Player built from the ground up. But it looks like it is simply an enhancement for Flash Movies. I don’t know if it runs as a SWF, or if it somehow interacts with the browser to enable the functionality.

GNU Gnash Screenshots and Review

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KhanReaper (Matt T. Proud) — 20060812 GNU Gnash is an open source implementation of Adobe's Flash Player and its rendering technology. Although its source code originated from other open source projects, most particularly gameswf, the entire code base is a clean-room implementation of Flash, I believe. While I have not examined the intellectual property ramifications of its development, I would be interested in knowing more—particularly with respect to genericness of what Flash provides and whether Adobe holds first to file or first to invent status with Flash's concepts.

Gnash, the free Flash player, makes progress


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Gnash, the free Flash player, makes progress
Wednesday June 28, 2006 (05:00 PM GMT)
By: Bruce Byfield

The Gnash project has been developing a free software Flash player since December. Filling one of the last major gaps on the GNU/Linux desktop, it is one of the Free Software Foundation's high-priority projects. We covered the project several months ago, when compiling the code was problematic. Now that Gnash has reached the 0.7.1 version, the player is still rough, but enough has been done to give us an indication of what the final version might be like.

Gnash is one of the FSF and GNU Project's high priority projects


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The first alpha release of Gnash has just been made at version 0.7.1. Gnash is a GPL'd Flash movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript3 classes. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86 processors, and 64 bit architectures. Ports to Darwin and Windows are in progress for a future release. The plugin works best with Firefox 1.5 or newer, and should work in any Mozilla based browser. There is also a standalone player for GNOME or KDE based desktops.

Free Software Foundation launches Gnash

Free Software Foundation launches Gnash
Thursday February 09, 2006 (09:00 PM GMT)
By: Nathan Willis

Gnash is a free player for Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Shockwave/Flash (SWF) files. Developer Rob Savoye started the project last fall at the request of the Free Software Foundation.

Open Source Flash Player Revealed


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Open Source Flash Player Revealed
By Sean Michael Kerner

One of the most popular and ubiquitous rich media plug-ins for any browser on almost any platform is the Macromedia (now Adobe) Flash player.

Thanks to efforts of the Free Software Foundation, a Free Software Flash player called GNU Gnash is now in active development. The development is apparently occurring without the help or support of Adobe in any way. An Adobe/Macromedia spokesperson was unable to comment on the development.

Installing the GNU Gnash Flash Player


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Installing the GNU Gnash Flash Player
by Chris Bergeron

FireFox Running Gnash

GNU Gnash is GNU's response to closed source Flash media players from Macromedia. The goal of the project is to provide a free and open source flash player for everyone to use that's more reliable than it's closed source counterpart.

RPM's are available currently for the standalone player, but none exist for the plugins. Check PBone or check your distribution's pre-packaged repository if you only want the standalone player.