Gnash is a media player that includes an open implementation of the Adobe® Flash® family of multimedia formats. Linux Fund has partnered with Sandro Santilli of the Gnash team to expand its support for RTMP media streaming and improve its memory manager. Linux Fund has successfully raised money to improve Gnash's OpenStreetMap editing capabilities.
Linux Fund is raising money to reduce Gnash's memory usage by improving its memory management system by mixing reference-counting with the garbage-collection to allow earlier recycling of short-lived objects.
The Gnash RTMP project will bring Real Time Messaging Protocol support to Gnash, enabling users to enjoy streaming video from web sites that use the open source Red5, Cygnal and Dimdim servers.
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More information about the Gnash project can be found at the Gnash home page.