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

From: Daniel Stone daniel.stone at nokia.com
Date: Thu Aug 31 10:40:31 EEST 2006
On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 07:25:13AM +0100, ext Ross Burton wrote:
> 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:
> http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2006/07/api_review.html#comment-16690

With the added caveat that most OpenGL implementations out there at the
moment would end up crashing/hanging under the load, but we're vastly
off-topic at this point.

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