Gnash 0.8.7 Released!

The 0.8.7 release of Gnash has just been made. Gnash is a GPLv3'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, all other Gecko based browsers, Chrome, and Konqueror. Gnash supports many SWF v8 features and ActionScript 2 classes. with growing support for SWF v10 and ActionScript 3. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86 processors (ARM, MIPS, PowerPC), and 64 bit architectures. There are also standalone players for GNOME or KDE based desktops.

Improvements since the 0.8.6 release are:

* Automatic and spontaneous screenshots support in all GUIs
* Significant memory savings in parsing large XML trees and in
some function calls
* Enhancements in video streaming
* Non blocking load of bitmaps, movies, data
* Refactoring to eliminate most static data and get closer to
re-entrant VM
* Cygnal now supports multiple network connections, handling
multiple video streams
* Cygnal now supports plugins for server side scripting in
C/C++
* Improved packaging support for deb and rpm

See the NEWS file for more improvements.

You can grab the Gnash sources from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gnash/0.8.7, or from Gnash Bzr from the branch release_0_8_7 . Binary packages for Debian or RPM based systems will be available from your GNU/Linux distribution, and from whatever BSD variant you are using. Experimental binary packages built by the Gnash team are also available at http://www.getgnash.org, along with source snapshots.

Questions about Gnash or offers of help can go to the developers email list at gnash-dev@gnu.org.