[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Gnash-dev] Gnash for iPhone

From: Steve Castellotti
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Gnash for iPhone
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:53:41 -0700

    I've been following the progression of the iPhone WRT Open Source software pretty closely.

    You can get a Linux-based toolchain going to compile software (such as Gnash) having only jailbroken iPhones as a target with a reasonable amount of work. There already exist APT based repositories to distribute ARM based debs to the iPhones, and even a darwin/ARM based GCC package, so you can do the compiling on the iPhone itself.

    Its easier if you're able to access documentation and download certain dependencies by agreeing to the restrictions of the SDK, but not necessary.

    If someone is particularly keen I'm happy to point them at some of the non-restricted resources necessary to see it through, feel free to message me off-list.


On Thu, 2008-08-14 at 18:20 -0600, Rob Savoye wrote:
Luís Davim wrote:

> Would it be possible to make gnash work on the iphone?

   Tottally. The iPhone is just a BSD kernel, uses GCC, etc... You have 
to build a pile of libraries that Gnash depends on though.

> Has anyone tried that?
> What would be the main difficulties??

   Apple. Now that they announced they can remotely disable applications 
or your phone, it doesn't seem a Gnash port to the iPhone would last 
very long.

	- rob -

Gnash-dev mailing list

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]