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Cooking up the Treats => General Development => Topic started by: Locator on July 18, 2015, 05:23:02 pm

Title: Gnash and Lightspark?
Post by: Locator on July 18, 2015, 05:23:02 pm
I have been making some inquiries regarding Linux alternatives to replace Flash player, and I have come across references to both Lightspark, and Gnash, so my question therefore is - Will there be packages in the repositories for them, and if so, when?
Title: Re: Gnash and Lightspark?
Post by: retired1af on July 18, 2015, 05:25:46 pm
The official replacement for Flash is going to be HTML5. Flash is nearly dead. It needs to go away, and there's no sense in recreating the wheel for it.
Title: Re: Gnash and Lightspark?
Post by: caitlyn on August 30, 2015, 08:41:28 am
It's not nearly dead at all.  There are still tons of websites that require it.  While I do hope developers migrate to HTML5 that isn't happening nearly fast enough. Simply dismissing the question is unfortunate.
Title: Re: Gnash and Lightspark?
Post by: wigums on August 30, 2015, 02:28:46 pm
the answer still does not change though. for flash on linux you have only 2 options. 11.2 flashplayer-plugin or google chrome
Title: Re: Gnash and Lightspark?
Post by: roarde on August 30, 2015, 04:26:14 pm
In reply to the actual question asked (no idea why I do so):
No.

Several have built Gnash and/or Lightspark locally and discovered they weren't worth the effort of the build, let alone making up and testing a valid package. The main reason is that those who provide Flash so-called content usually check for a specific version of the application provided by The Vendor. So "nothing else will do", when actually in many cases it "would do" if it had the looked-for name.