Gnash 0.8.9 Released!
Open Media Now! and the Gnash community are happy to announce the release of Gnash 0.8.9. Gnash the GNU Flash player is a free/libre SWF movie player, with all the source code released under GPLv3. Gnash is available as both a standalone player and also as a browser plugin for Firefox (and all other Gecko based browsers), Chromium and Konqueror.
Currently Gnash has been ported to most GNU/Linus distros, embedded GNU/Linux, *BSD, non x86 architectures - ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, and even 64 bit processors. And yes, Gnash plays Youtube!!
The last few months have been pretty eventful, and Gnash has made several important advances.
Improvements since 0.8.8 release are:
* Avoid drawing operations when the window is obscured, including when Gnash is used as a plugin, starting with Firefox 4.0 (GTK GUI).
You can grab the Gnash sources from http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gnash/0.8.9, or from Gnash Git using the release_0_8_9 branch. Experimental binary packages built by the Gnash team are also available at http://www.getgnash.org/packages, along with source snapshots. Binary packages for Debian or RPM based systems will be available from your GNU/Linux distribution, and from whatever BSD variant you are using.
Questions about Gnash or offers of help can to to the developer's email list at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free software doesn't exist without your support, for donation information, go to http://www.openmedianow.org/?q=node/32.