NewsForge: GPLFlash Lives Again
Jun 03, 2005, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The original GPLFlash project, which was meant to bring to
GNU/Linux the ability to play Macromedia Flash movies, stalled when
Macromedia released a 32-bit binary Flash Player for Linux. Because
of that, and because of a lack of development help, the last
significant update to GPLFlash was in June 2000. But in the past
year there has been a surge in developer interest in the GPLFlash
project, and now it's back, with greater stability and fewer bugs.
Unfortunately, it would take a complete rewrite of GPLFlash to play
the vastly different Flash 6 and Flash 7 file formats. That's why
GPLFlash2 is now under development, with the goal of being a fully
Flash 7-compliant replacement for the restrictively licensed
Macromedia Flash Player and browser plugin..."