Am I the only one in the Flash community scared to death by Gnash? I haven’t been following the OSFlash mailing list in a long time, so haven’t been privy to the public discussions to see the community’s overall stance over time. I’ve only got a snapshot of context.
MTASC did it right. If your code works in the MTASC compiler, it’ll work in the Flash compiler. I currently do not see how Gnash could accomplish the same thing. I have a sinking feeling the fragmentation of the differing feature set will form some instances where a project depends on said features, and thus the code base only works in Gnash. Seriously, who is going to hold the Gnash developers accountable when something works in the Flash Player and not in Gnash? Will they care? Perhaps they instead should market it not as a “Flash Player Player”, but rather an open source Rich Internet Application engine? haXe is pretty successful at this.