Gnash 0.8.8 has just been released - Asking for an exception to the freeze

Miriam Ruiz miriam at
Sun Aug 22 22:57:24 UTC 2010


Gnash 0.8.8 has just been released today [1]. I think that the big
improvements and the lack of reverse dependencies might make it a
suitable candidate for an exclusion to the freeze. Moving Gnash 0.8.8
to Squeeze won't affect any other package.

I have uploaded it to experimental, in order for anyone who wants to
take a look at it to be able to examine it and give some feedback
before moving it to sid.

Improvements since the 0.8.7 release are:

    * 100% of all YouTube videos should work. If you have problems,
      delete all YouTube cookies and refresh.
    * Gnash can switch at runtime between the Cairo, OpenGL, and AGG
    * Gnash can switch media handlers at runtime, too, between FFmpeg
      and Gstreamer,
    * Gnash can now decode video quickly on hardware compatible with the
      VAAPI library (a few NVidia, ATI, and Intel graphics processors).
    * Gnash now compiles faster due to reduced internal dependencies.
    * Scriptable Plugin support so Javascript in the browser can
      work with ActionScript in Gnash.
    * Improved input device handling when using a raw framebuffer.



PS: Please CC me, I'm not in the debian-release mailing list

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