Wanted: Flash player for <browser_of_choice>....

Eric Schuele e.schuele at computer.org
Wed Apr 12 03:14:59 UTC 2006

Gary Kline wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:52:05PM -0500, Eric Schuele wrote:
>> Gary Kline wrote:
>>> 	I've done some hacking the past few weeks on tools to aide
>>> 	HTML stuff for books I'll soon put up, so I haven't quit 
>>> 	programming altgether.  Sooooo: what's the consensus on
>>> 	*us* andor the open-src community getting together and
>>> 	doing our own free version of this shock/flash stuff?
>> There are a few in ports.  Though I was hoping (via this thread) to get 
>> opinions on which were good.  Presently, I'm experimenting 
>> (unsuccessfully) with gnash.
>>> 	I'm read to volunteer.
> 	What is gnash? (Or should I just poke around!)  

Actually, after a bit more poking.... gnash seems to be all there is 
(someone please correct me).  All the other projects appear to have a 
common source.... and many of those devs are moving to gnash?

gnash can be found at :
and there is a port:

I've installed the port.... yet got nothing useful out of it yet.  The 
project's goal AFAIK is to produce a firefox flash plugin.  Supposedly 
the port and plugin do work (to some extent) on FreeBSD.... I'm just 
having no luck yet.

>  ...I've 
> 	seen the GNU shock/flash/<<whatever>> port and figured it 
> 	was the only thing remotely resembling the flashwave stuff.
> 	--Um, I should say,  straight away, that audio/vidio is 
> 	not among my strengths.  But point me at any ancillary or
> 	miscellaneous code and I either have it or can put it '
> 	together.  --My strenths are porting, testing, general
> 	systems analysis, and (very old) driver hacking.
> 	What are the other ports you know of that we could leverage
> 	off?
> 	thanks,
> 	gary


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