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Salasaga Burns Brightly at Its Start

Mar 26, 2008, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"One of the remaining gaps in the GNU/Linux desktop is an editor for producing Flash content. When viewing Flash files, users can limp along with Adobe's proprietary player or the still-incomplete although free Gnash player, but the best they can do for Flash creation is employ the limited ability of OpenOffice.org Draw to export to the format. Considering the often trivial uses to which Flash is put, this lack is not entirely lamentable, but the fact remains that nothing remotely comparable to Adobe's Flash CS3 Professional. Salasaga, which until recently was called the Flame Project, is an effort to fill this gap by providing the functionality of Adobe Captivate for producing Flash computer tutorials and animations. However, at version 0.7.7, it is focusing on bare functionality more than a polished interface.

"Salasaga is a cross-platform effort available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris Nevada, and Windows. You can install it on GNU/Linux from source code, or by downloading packages for Gentoo, Fedora, or Ubuntu..."

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