Trying to keep up with the old rule “Release early, release often” I’ happy to announce release 0.4.2.2 open source flash player.
This apparently small point release actually includes the biggest feature plannend for the upcoming 0.4.3 release, namely Gnash fallback on older SWF clips. Lightspark currently relies no Gnash for any Flash content that does not require AVM2 (ActionScript 3) support.
I would also like to explain an issue that many users and testers reported. Firefox is not able to handle multiple plugin for the same file type! Not even if only one of those plugins is actually enabled. So, if lightspark is installed alongside adobe’s player or Gnash no flash content will be displayed. This is a firefox bug, I’ve reported the bug and proposed a patch that is currently waiting the review.
The source of the release is as always available on launchpad. Binary packages for Ubuntu Lucid and Maverick will be available on the usual PPA (in a couple hours from now, Launchpad seems pretty busy at the moment). Moreover, since the last announcement lightspark has been also included in the debian experimental suite (thanks to Didier Raboud and Luca Falavigna).
Stay tuned, and follow the roadmap