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Author Topic: Gnash and Lightspark?  (Read 1409 times)

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Gnash and Lightspark?
« 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?
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Re: Gnash and Lightspark?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Gnash and Lightspark?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Gnash and Lightspark?
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Gnash and Lightspark?
« Reply #4 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.
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