Lightspark 0.5.0 released
After the last round of bug fix­ing and improve­ments over the release can­di­date I’m happy to announce that ver­sion 0.5.0 of Lightspark, a FOSS flash player imple­men­ta­tion aimed at sup­port­ing newer flash files (SWF 9+), is <a href="http://allievi.sssup.it/techblog/?p=749">finally released</a>.
Beside sta­bil­ity improve­ments there is no new great new fea­ture since the last released can­di­date (see <a href="http://allievi.sssup.it/techblog/?p=742" title="Lightspark 0.5.0 RC1 is out!">here</a> for more info). You can grab your copy of the sources on <a href="http://launchpad.net/lightspark">Launch­pad</a> as usual. Pack­ages for both Ubuntu natty and oneiric are avail­able from our <a href="http://launchpad.net/%7Esparkers/+archive/ppa">PPA</a>. Pack­ages for your favorite dis­tro will be prob­a­bly avail­able in a short time. I’d also like to say “thank you” to all down­stream pack­agers for the crit­i­cal work they have always done.
As always bug report­ing and test­ing is very appre­ci­ated. If you need any help you can drop into the #lightspark chan­nel on Freen­ode.