Lightspark 0.5.7 Released : Free and Open Source Alternative Flash Player

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Lightspark is alternative free and open source Flash player and browser plugin for linux, development is focused for Linux Platform but it can also be compiled for Windows platform. Lightspark 0.5.7 was released currently supports YouTube well enough for daily use, Here is the New change of Lightspark 0.5.7 :

  • include memory leak fixes
  • improvements to the bitmap data draw
  • support for bitmap data copy pixels
  • support for soft masking
  • and support for memory usage profiling

The aims of Lightspark to support Adobe’s newer Flash formats and AVM2 virtual machine, it is caused by decision of adobe and google to allow Flash player only running on google Chrome/Chromium browser via the “Pepper” API flash plugin, pose a real problem to users of Firefox, opera and other browsers.

Install Lightspark 0.5.7 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Lightspark package is available on Ubuntu and Linux Mint software repository and can be installed with following command:

sudo apt-get install lightspark browser-plugin-lightspark

If yo want to install to use the latest version of lightspark, Add  the following PPA for Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10, 11.04,10.04 and Linux Mint:

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

More details about latest Lightspark Flash update you can found @here, Lightspark credit by Alessandro Pignotti (the project’s lead developer)

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