PR: FSF Announces GNU Gnash--Flash Movie Player
Jan 10, 2006, 13:45 (7 Talkback[s])
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The Free Software Foundation has announced the addition of
Gnash, the GNU Flash movie player and Firefox plugin, licensed
under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).
Gnash is a project to build a SWF version 7 compliant flash
player with high-quality imaging. It is the most advanced free
flash player that currently exists, and an important addition to
the GNU project. The release of Gnash represents the achievement of
one of the free software movement's high priority
Rob Savoye, maintainer of Gnash, outlined details of the project
and made a call for developer support, "Right now Gnash is playing
more movies than any of the other free players. All ActionScript
classes exist and work, but not all the methods of each class are
fully implemented. With a few more developers, it could be
reasonably complete in a few months."
- Runs as a standalone application - Gnash can run standalone to
play flash movies.
- Firefox plugin - Gnash can run as a plugin from within Firefox
- SWF v7 compliant - Gnash can play many current flash
- XML Message server - Gnash also supports an XML-based message
system as is documented in the Flash Format specification.
- High Quality Output - Gnash uses OpenGL for rendering the
development sources are accessible via anonymous
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Gnash development is being funded by PubSoft. PubSoft supports
software projects by connecting developers with funding.