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Rumors of New Gnash Functionality Exaggerated

Jun 22, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"A free Flash viewer is one of the last major gaps in GNU/Linux desktop functionality, so last week's news that Gnash, the free Flash player, had reached the stage where it could play YouTube and Lulu.tv videos seemed too good to be true. Unfortunately, it was.

"The report seems to have originated on the project blog, where a cautious statement in the Readme file for the recently released version 0.8--described as a 'third alpha'--became less qualified. By the time the news reached the online media, all qualifications had vanished..."

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