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[Gnash] Re: Gnash Digest, Vol 37, Issue 2
[Gnash] Re: Gnash Digest, Vol 37, Issue 2
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:22:44 -0500
Awesome I have been looking forward to the new version for sometime!!! I
was just wondering how long it would be until it makes it into the
Ubuntu PPA for the Gnash team?
On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 12:00 -0500, address@hidden wrote:
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> 1. Gnash 0.8.5 released (Rob Savoye)
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> Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:45:47 -0700
> From: Rob Savoye <address@hidden>
> Subject: [Gnash] Gnash 0.8.5 released
> To: address@hidden
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> Gnash 0.8.5 Released!
> The fourth beta release of Gnash has just been made at version
> 0.8.5. Gnash is a GPLv3'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for
> Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features
> and ActionScript 2 classes. with growing support for SWF v8 and
> v9. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded
> GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86 processors, and 64 bit
> architectures. There are also standalone players for GNOME or KDE
> based desktops.
> Improvements since the 0.8.4 release are:
> * Cygnal media server alpha release!
> * New MIT-SHM and XVideo support for better performance.
> * Due to better XML parsing compatibility and a minor fix to
> NetConnection, many more video sites work than in the last
> * Support for saving all streamed (FLV, H264, MP3 etc) and loaded
> (JPEG, SWF, PNG, GIF) media to disk.
> * Basic GUI warning messages when media decoding fails (usually
> missing codecs).
> * Support for new codecs keeps YouTube support up to date.
> * Added support for FLV parsing and decoding of H.264 video and AAC
> * Scaled video smoothing implemented in AS and in default renderer
> (AGG). YouTube video looks better when Gnash is running with
> high quality or better.
> * Support for _quality implemented with user-specified
> override. (Presently only affects video smoothing in the default
> * Made NPAPI plugin quiet, except on plugin-specific errors (to
> reduce .xsession-errors pollution).
> * New GUI for KDE4 / Qt4 with SWF properties and Gnash preferences
> dialog boxes.
> * Added support for parsing and decoding Speex audio in FLV files
> using libspeex.
> * Fix decoding of RAW and UNCOMPRESSED audio with gstreamer media
> * Remoting support generally improved.
> * Support for Mixed SWF Versions added.
> * Fixed bugs found since since the 0.8.4 release.
> See the NEWS file for more improvements.
> You can grab the Gnash sources from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gnash/0.8.5,
> or from Gnash Bzr from the branch release_0_8_5 . 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. Please
> report packaging bugs upstream to your distribution. If you think you
> have found a bug in Gnash, then you should file as complete a report
> as possible at https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=gnash. Patches are
> always preferred to bug reports, as this is a community project. You
> can submit patches at https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=gnash, or
> email them to address@hidden
> Please include the operating system name and version, compiler
> version, and the output of `gnash --version`, in your bug
> reports. good detailed bug reports are always appreciated.
> Questions about Gnash or offers of help can go to the developers email
> list at address@hidden
> 366f703c2eb1747e4109602b75439ff4 gnash-0.8.5.tar.bz2
> 47d638ef0e20577aaf849436e14da5bd gnash-0.8.5.tar.bz2.sig
> b54a72a52d2477e65d9029be572789ff gnash-0.8.5.tar.gz
> 5be2c6ca07d1e8d5dcb1b82df3a52107 gnash-0.8.5.tar.gz.sig
> - rob -
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