Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: June 01 2008,15:29
I have been able to get away with Flash7 mostly well enough thus far, but that is changing rapidly. Lately I am hitting more and more sites than insist on a newer flash version. Adobe Flash really has a huge dissemination in the marketplace (installed on the vast majority of PCs) and is the de facto standard for a lot of this web media stuff, whether we like it or not.
Google docs recently told me it wanted a newer flash for the chat program, but otherwise worked ok.
Adobe have recently opened up a lot more of the flash code base and I believe they have dropped fees to purchase the source code, probably partly in response to the need to get flash running on different CPUs like Atom. Previously vendors who wanted to get Flash running on their platform when it didn't already had to pay Adobe lots of money and then do the port themselves.
Flash9 also has a big problem with hardware video acceleration on some platforms making it lousy for full screen playback. I don't know if Flash10 fixes that yet, it certainly doesn't on Atom/Poulsbo since I know that has been tried and by who.
The place to check on progress in Gnash is their changelog/news, not the user docs. That is where I learned 12 months ago that they already supported many features of Flash9.
Jason sounds like he might possibly be a correct bear about NPTL, which for the mainline kernel means 2.6.xx.
Googling suggests that Red Hat had a patch for NPTL for 2.4.21, but there does not seem to be a patch for 2.4.31.
| .. I doubt anybody else would do the work, you'll find that any NPTL patch is|
bound to be huge and intrusive. Try running 2.6 if possible. A 2.4 kernel
with NPTL patched in is not going to confer any stability benefits over 2.6.
Jason: what version is your Sarge 2.4xx kernel - can you look it up and work out if it has been patched for NPTL?