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21 July 2010, 13:52

Lightspark 0.4.2 open source Flash player released

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Lightspark Logo The Lightspark project has released version 0.4.2 of its free, open source Flash player. According to Lightspark develoepr Alessandro Pignotti, the alternative Flash Player implementation is "designed from the ground up to be efficient on current and (hope fully) future hardware".

The latest release of Lightspark features better compatibility with YouTube videos, sound synchronisation support and the ability to use fontconfig for font selection. Other changes include plug-in support for Google's Chrome/Chromium web browser and support for Firefox's out of process plug-in (OOPP) mode, which was added in version 3.6.4 of the browser. Pignotti ask users to report any bugs that they encounter through the Launchpad bug tracker.

More details about the release can be found in the official release announcements. Lightspark 0.4.2 is available to download as an Ubuntu package in a Launchpad PPA repository. Fedora 13 packages are also available for the i686 platform and installation instructions are provided on the project's wiki page. Lightspark is licensed under the GPL.

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