[sf-lug] Ubuntu Flash 9 and other issues -- try the Ubuntu Forums?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Dec 23 15:03:46 PST 2007

Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):

> Which brings up Gnash.  Has anyone had any success in using this Free
> Software tool? 

Works on some Flash animations but not others, and grabs enormous
amounts of RAM.  The main problem is that Adobe Systems, Inc. refuses to
make available specifications for any recent version of the Flash language
except under NDA.  So, open source / free software efforts such as Gnash
and Swfdec are obliged to reverse-engineer newer (post v.7) features and
support them after figuring them out.

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