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Re: [Gnash-dev] release criteria ?

From: strk
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] release criteria ?
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 21:50:42 +0200

On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 11:33:47AM -0600, Rob Savoye wrote:
> Now that streaming video for a few popular sites works, we need to
> establish what will be in the next release of Gnash. Ideally we can push
> the next release out within the next month or so.
> My short list for the release is:
> 1. Stabilize the video support so it works with,,
> and myspace.

I've stubbed some wiki pages for helping with this:

Please click on LuluTV and YouTube and add info there about
what model are being used and what does Gnash misses.

> 2. Fix the problem with the loader threads not going away when using the
> plugin, which creates zombies.

Do we have any bug items for this ?

> 3. Finish fixing the XML and XMLSocket classes.

We need testcases for this. I think XML is pretty good atm
while XMLSocket needs to be tested with a server smarter
then a simple netcat dumping a file to the socket.

> 4. Fix any nasty memory leaks.

Leaks are intrinsic in the model until we implement the GC.
I might give it a try but I'm afraid it would destabilize 
the code a lot. Of course we can fix leaks outside of the 
VM if we find them.

> 5. Fix some of the performance problems with certain movies, like
> paperwars.swf which eats up all the memory when it shouldn't be.
> 6. Update documentation for new features.
> 7. Get video working with AGG, fix invalidate regions bug with video.
> 8. Finish internationalization support.

I haven't looked at this, but would it mean translating all the
I'm asking because those warnings change and augment very often.


> Optional items are:
> 1. Finish the Cairo support.
> 2. Finish the Gstreamer support so ffmpeg isn't required.
> 3. Work on the debugger support.
> 4. Add info to the Flash specification that's now a separate document.
>  We can add stuff to the list, but if we're not careful, the release
> won't be out for several months. We can potentially leave things off the
> list, but that could leave us with a less than satisfactory release.
>       - rob -
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