Shumway (software)

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Written in JavaScript

Shumway is an open-source replacement for Adobe Flash Player. It has been developed by Mozilla since 2012.[1] It is an improvement on an earlier project called Gordon; these names are an allusion to Flash Gordon and Gordon Shumway.[2]

Shumway renders Flash contents by translating contents inside Flash files to HTML5 elements, and ActionScript into JavaScript. It supports both AVM1 and AVM2, and ActionScript versions 1, 2, and 3.[3]

A project somewhat similar in scope, but not in the implementation details is Google Swiffy.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lardinois, Frederic. "Shumway, Mozilla’s HTML5-Based Flash Player Replacement, Lands In Firefox Nightly". TechCrunch. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
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  3. ^ Willis, Nathan. "Gnash, Lightspark, and Shumway". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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