Launchpad Entry: other-o-arm-port-lightspark
Contributors: Jani Monoses
Packages affected: lightspark
Port rendering routines to OpenGL ES 2.0.
Ubuntu 11.10 now provides Lightspark for the armel architecture, with full optimisations to improve the free flash experience.
Flash on ARM is messy, complicated, and involves long contracts nobody wants to read. Further, there isn't a handy package in the partner archive to leverage for those using multiverse (or partner itself). Provision of a free solution helps the base experience, leaving the negotiations to silicon vendors, ODMs, IHVs, OSVs, and similar parties, rather than being a development blocker.
ARM users with proprietary video drivers that provide accelerated GLES but not GL can watch streaming video sites which still use Flash instead of HTML5 based solutions.
Working with upstream, incrementally port to modern GL and then GLES 2.0. Optionally improve performance for NEON capable processors.
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This need not be added or completed until the specification is nearing beta.
This should highlight any issues that should be addressed in further specifications, and not problems with the specification itself; since any specification with problems cannot be approved.
BoF agenda and discussion
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