Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Electronic Toothaches

I just wasted a lot of time attempting to build Gnash, an opensource flash player. I want it for two reasons:

  1. I don't want to run the 32-bit firefox, and 32-bit plugins won't run in a 64-bit browser, and there's no 64-bit linux flash plugin yet, and my attempts to use the weird 32-bit wrapping plugin were met with something less than success
  2. It'd be cool not to need a browser to view flash files
Dull details of the horribly broken project omitted. End result after a lot of pain is that I now can play flash files, without sound, in a standalone viewer. Worth it? Probably not.
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