[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: Re: Re: Scratchbox is not an emulator

From: Ross Burton ross at burtonini.com
Date: Thu Aug 31 09:25:13 EEST 2006
On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 17:47 -0400, Andrew Barr wrote:
> Are you talking about Gnash?[1] It's in OpenGL (they were/are
> experimenting with Cairo) and based off of the public-domain GameSWF
> project which already does all of SWF v7 and most of ActionScript. It is
> also actively developed with lots of commits occurring every day. Surely
> you can't be talking about Gnash... :)
> That penguin.swf blog is only mildly interesting, though. Cairo (do they
> mean XRender too or just Cairo?) might not work but if you've ever used
> the Linux Flash player on anything but cutting-edge hardware you know
> they need to use some kind of graphics acceleration. It's amazing it
> works as good as it does. 
> Combining the quality of their Linux player that we have now and some of
> the posts I've read there I'm not too hopeful for an improved Linux
> Flash experience until Gnash starts working better. Not that I want to
> see 99% of the Flash content out there anyway...

>From the horses mouth as to why OpenGL isn't suitable:


And why Cairo isn't suitable:


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