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

Miriam Ruiz miriam at
Sat Aug 28 19:49:28 UTC 2010

2010/8/23 Miriam Ruiz <miriam at>:
> Hi,
> 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
>      renderers.
>    * 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.
> Greetings,
> Miry
> [1]


I take it that no one has any problems with me uploading latest gnash
to sid. I'll probably do that tomorrow and ask for an exception to the


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

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