Monday, June 11, 2012

No New Feature in Flash Player in Linux

Adobe has stated that they will not release any new features in Flash Player for Linux starting 11.3 and right now, they started to release 11.3 for Windows and Mac, leaving Linux users to 11.2.x releases which only started to receive security bug fixes only.

Meanwhile, the open source version of Flash Player, named lightspark is progressing nicely with their latest release with a bunch of new features:
The key features of Lightspark include:

- 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 video player