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Developer wanted for Mirth Player

Submitted By: curvedinfinity
Date: Fri 22 Dec 2006 11:51:47 AM UTC
Status: Open

Mirth is a simple, fast, and robust alternative to Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave, and Java Applets. With its minimalistic approach, it is very easy to learn to develop with.

Mirth supports hardware and software graphics (defaulting to hardware), sound, input, and http GET and POST in compiled or plain-text squirrel script.

Why something new? Web-based applications simplify distribution, but all of the above (Flash,Shockwave,Java) are not accessible to all developers, whether for monetary or technical reasons. Mirth is a platform that is free of cost, easy to lean, and simple to setup by an end-user, putting more power into the hands of independent developers.

The goals of Mirth:
- Create a seamless and safe end-user experience
- Maintain few but powerful features
- Support as many operating systems as possible
- Build on top of existing standards and systems

Mirth currently has a prototype player which supports a large majority of features that will be in the final version. The player has not been integrated into a browser, however.

License GNU Lesser General Public License
Development Status
: 2 - Pre-Alpha

Details (job description, contact ...):

Mirth is an alternative to Flash released under the LGPL. The project currently has a working prototype player, which is able to request scripts via http and play them in a graphically hardware accelerated environment.

The bindings for mirth's scripts use a library which is already separated from the player, so creating a player designed for use in a plugin should not cause unneeded pain.

Initially the plugin only needs to handle the access of a script directly, as opposed to supporting an DOM Object like Flash or Java. For example, this is the same as playing a .mpeg file directly in the browser.

Required Skills:

Skill Level Experience
C++ Good Knowledge 6 Mo - 2 yr
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