Lightspark released! Adobe flash alternative


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The open source  and adobe flash player alternative  Lightspark has been released, according to the announcement, this is a major release that comes with a lot of improvements and bug fixes.

What`s new in this release?

– 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

– For Ubuntu and LinuxMint

For installation of Lightspark in Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and LinuxMint12 and 13, use the official PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sparkers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lightspark

–  Lightspark on Fedora:

lightspark is available in RPM Fusion for Fedora 13 and above, to install :

– Standalone player :

su -c ‘yum install lightspark –enablerepo=rpmfusion-free-updates-testing’

– Mozilla plugin :

 su -c 'yum install lightspark-mozilla-plugin --enablerepo=rpmfusion-free-updates-testing'