The first version of this guide was written by Rob Savoye. If not for
his tireless efforts, this book - and this project - would never have
come this far.
John Steinhart has also been supportive of the project from the
beginning. I have shamelessly plagiarized one of his early
announcement emails in the early part of this chapter.
Ann Barcomb was instrumental in taking this guide from the 0.3.0 to
the 0.4.0 version, incorporating the many changes that came with &app;
&app; is based on the public domain program
GameSWF, a graphics library
for games that contains the heart of a SWF interpreter. In December
2005, &app; was forked from GameSWF and
repackaged in the GNU project style, and a major recoding started.
&app; makes use of jemalloc, which is copyrighted by Jason Evans
<jasone@FreeBSD.org>. The terms of the license follow:
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice(s), this list of conditions and the following disclaimer as
the first lines of this file unmodified other than the possible
addition of one or more copyright notices.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice(s), this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S) ``AS IS'' AND ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S) BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
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EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Finally, thanks to all of the &app; developers I haven't mentioned for
all their hard work, and for answering my unending questions.