From: Paul smedley <>

Hi All,

I've updated the OS/2 & eComStation build of Gnash at my website at to reflect the latest cvs code as at 2007-07-13.

For those that don't know what Gnash is, from

Gnash is a GNU Flash movie player. Previously, it was only possible to play flash movies with proprietary software. While there are some other free flash players, none support anything beyond SWF v4. Gnash is based on GameSWF, and supports many SWF v7 features.

A plugin for Firefox is also planned when time permits.

The OS/2 port of Gnash is the subject of an OS/2 World Bounty - see for more details.



Runs standalone
Gnash can run standalone to play flash movies.
Browser plugin
Gnash can also run as a plugin from within most Mozilla derived browsers, such as Firefox. Gnash also has support for Konqueror.
SWF v7+ compliant
Gnash can play many current flash movies.
Streaming Video
Gnash supports the viewing of streaming video from popular video sharing sites like or
XML Message server
Gnash also supports an XML based message system as documented in the Flash Format specification.
High Quality Output
Gnash uses OpenGL for rendering the graphics on the desktop, and AntiGrain (AGG) for embedded framebuffer only devices.
Free Software
Gnash is 100% free software. For more information on the GPL, go to the Free Software Foundation web site.
Better Security
Gnash pays extra attention to all network connections, and allows the user to control access.
Gnash supports extending ActionScript by creating your own. You can write wrappers for any development library, and import them into the player.