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Re: [gNewSense-users] ytplay updated - playing Youtube videos on gNewSen

From: Kevin Dean
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] ytplay updated - playing Youtube videos on gNewSense.
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 10:38:24 -0500

> > Im not much of a youtube user and I haven't tried to compile gnash,
> > but how come that's not possible?  Is somebody working on that?

First, the long answer. Gnash is "too new" for gNewSense 1.1, which is
based on Ubuntu Dapper. While it is technically possible to take a
gNewSense system and eventually make it run Gnash, it requires an
upgrade to about HALF of the base system. This change is too big for
the small developer base to handle and maintain.

The answer to "Is anyone working on it" in that case is "No."

Please note, however, that the next release of gNewSense (2.0) will be
based on Gobuntu Hardy which is set to be released in April. This
means shortly after the release the next version of gNewSense will be
released and we plan to include Gnash. Also, there are a few people
who plan to set up and maintain an unofficial (but highly structured)
repository so that important applications (like Gnash, which improves
signifigantly with every release) stay current. Of course, the best
laid plans change when they're set in motion, but there ARE plans to
ensure Gnash stays updated to enable the best functionality using only
Free Software.

> > I am not at my own machine right now, but I think firefox plays
> > youtube video clips out of the box, with no sound though.

Without the use of Gnash or

> >
> > I am going to install gNewSense on a couple of laptops for friends. I
> > am sure they'd love to use youtube.
> >
> > So, thanks for the script, I'll have a look at it tonight.
> >
> > Greetings,
> >
> > Guido
> >
> >
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