[MASTER] FFe: please sync with upstream version of Gnash .8.7

Bug #522254 reported by Sindhudweep Sarkar
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnash

Gnash 0.8.7 was released. See http://www.gnashdev.org/?q=node/73 for the notice.

This package is not a copy of the debian gnash package, but is maintained in launchpad with bzr.
lp:~sindhudweep-sarkar/gnash/gnash0.8.7packaging has the changes necessary to package gnash 0.8.7

Benefits:
From upstream:
"Improvements since the 0.8.6 release are:

* Automatic and spontaneous screenshots support in all GUIs
* Significant memory savings in parsing large XML trees and in
some function calls
* Enhancements in video streaming
* Non blocking load of bitmaps, movies, data
* Refactoring to eliminate most static data and get closer to
re-entrant VM
* Cygnal now supports multiple network connections, handling
multiple video streams
* Cygnal now supports plugins for server side scripting in
C/C++ "

Gnash developers usually are more interested in bugs from recent versions of gnash. Packaging 0.8.7 in an LTS release means there is a greater chance that bugs can be relevant and forwarded to upstream.

Risks:
* ships new shared object library libgnashagg.so.0.0.0 which seems to be mostly a re factoring of the existing shared libraries. The rest of the packaging changes should be benign cleanup and fixes for other bugs.

A package exists in the gnash team PPA that can be tested.

Past FFes for gnash:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnash/+bug/435897 .8.6
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnash/+bug/338074 .8.5
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnash/+bug/240325 .8.4

Tags: ffe gnash
description: updated
description: updated
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StefanPotyra (sistpoty) wrote :

@Alexander, can you give some insights here? Thanks!

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Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

yes, gnash always tries to align to our freeze dates; i think we want this in lucid ... so, good from my side.

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StefanPotyra (sistpoty) wrote :

Based on Alexander's comment, +1 from me.

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Iulian Udrea (iulian) wrote :

Ack. FFe approved.

Changed in gnash (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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dino99 (9d9) wrote :

tried your 8.7 ppa packages but failed to install: synaptic pop up with "can't be installed" message.

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Sindhudweep Sarkar (sindhudweep-sarkar) wrote :

@dino99:
This is obviously a very serious problem. Which ppa did you use, and which version of ubuntu are you using? Thanks

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnash - 0.8.7-0ubuntu1

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gnash (0.8.7-0ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * new upstream release 0.8.7 (LP: #522254)
    - modified debian/gnash-common.install to ship new library libgnashagg.so.*
    - modified .bzr-builddeb/default.conf to point to new upstream location.
  * enable decoding of speex encoded audio
    - modified debian/control.
  * fix LP: #318849 - Deprecated klash kde3 binaries removed and not
    replaced with gnash-kde4.
    - modified debian/klash.desktop to point to kde4-gnash binary instead of klash.
    - modified debian/klash.install to install files necessary for kde4-gnash.
    - modified debian/rules to enable the kde4 gui.
    - modified debian/control to include kdelibs5-dev
  * fix LP: #322141 - konqueror-plugin-gnash contains no binaries
    - modified debian/konqueror-plugin-gnash.install to install files necessary for the gnash kpart.
    - modified debian/rules to build gnash kpart.
 -- Sindhudweep Narayan Sarkar <email address hidden> Mon, 08 Mar 2010 09:57:54 -0500

Changed in gnash (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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