[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Flash at Sugar Labs

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Jan 5 12:07:38 EST 2009

Wade Brainerd wrote:
> I think the template should be built into and supported by the Sugar
> dev team, rather than something that has to be copied around.

I strongly disagree.  We should send the clearest possible message that 
SWF, a language with no good free spec and no good free interpreter, is 
not recommended, even if it is supported.  Software Freedom is a key part 
of the Sugar labs mission, both officially and in fact.

> A nice additional feature would be to make use of Jordan's screen
> resolution dropper on the XO to allow Flash activities to run at
> 600x450, which would likely quadruple performance.

We can do even better. 
http://wiki.gnashdev.org/Release_0.8.5#Release_Goals shows XVideo scaling 
support as one of the goals for the next Gnash, due in a month.


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