Lightspark 0.6.0.1 released


I’m very happy to annouce a new major release for Lightspark, the open source flash player imple­men­ta­tion. This release includes quite a lot of fixes, both inter­nal and vis­i­ble to users. The most impor­tant ones from a user point of view are prob­a­bly the improved sup­port for PulseAu­dio flat vol­umes, which makes it impos­si­ble for lightspark to manip­u­late the sys­tem vol­ume and the newly added sup­port for the BBC video player. To use BBC site you might need to use AdBlock, which is gen­er­ally rec­om­mended since more often than not flash adver­tise­ments are not sup­ported by Lightspark and causes fail­ures in oth­er­wise sup­ported sites.

From the ChangeLog:
* Enable RTMP sup­port by default, requires librtmp
* Fixed sup­port for IEvent­Dis­patcher imple­men­ta­tion pat­tern
* Improved seri­al­iza­tion robust­ness
* Improved matrix han­dling
* Imple­ment string and name­space pool­ing to reduce mem­ory con­sump­tion
* Proper sup­port for pri­vate name­spaces
* Improved sup­port for fonts
* Sup­port LLVM 3.1
* Fix full vol­ume issue when PulseAu­dio flat vol­umes are enabled
* Ini­tial sup­port for AIR desk­top appli­ca­tions
* Sup­port for www.bbc.co.uk video player

Source tar­ball is, as usual avail­able from Launch­pad.


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  • Steve

    “To use BBC site you might need to use AdBlock, which is gen­er­ally rec­om­mended since more often than not flash adver­tise­ments are not sup­ported by Lightspark”

    The BBC site has no adver­tise­ments, dip-shit.

  • Stu­art Axon

    Fan­tas­tic work, keep it up :)

  • Stu­art Axon

    @Steve — When viewed out­side the UK the BBC web­site does have some advertising.

  • Mr E Cameron

    youtube player is more buggy than older ver­sion from ubuntu repos

  • Abral

    What do you think of Shumway? https://github.com/mozilla/shumway