Features/Flash Activities

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Flash activities

Summary

Allow developers to create activities using Flash tools.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.86
  • Last updated: July 6th 2009
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

Use Gnash to run Flash movies inside an activity window and through Gnash extensions allow movies interact with the Sugar desktop.

Benefit to Sugar

Flash developers will be able to create content for activities with the same tools and skills they are creating today. This will make broader the range of content available as Sugar activities.

Scope

This needs only changes in Gnash.

How To Test

Features/Flash Activities/Testing

On a machine that can run Sugar on a Stick, try the following instructions:

http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/eatboom/repos/wadebs-clone
This is also bundled at
http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4225



User Experience

More activities will be available and more tools will be available to develop new ones.

Dependencies

Distros need to package the last version of Gnash (v9).

Contingency Plan

None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.

Documentation

Release Notes

Gnash has been added to the Sugar Platform, meaning that authors of educative content can use Flash tools to create activities for Sugar.

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