Ming is a library for generating Macromedia Flash files (.swf), written in C, and [:WhatsIncluded:includes useful utilities] for working with .swf files.

It has wrappers that allow it to be used in C++, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Perl.

Releases through to 0.3.0 progressed slowly, though the new 0.4.0 release has picked up speed, become more reliable, and supports Win32 much better. Also supports Solaris, and will likely support MacOS X as well.

[http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=18365 Ming CVS] has updated support for PHP. The code can now be built for either PHP4 or PHP5.


'September 17th 2008 - Ming 0.4.0 Release Candidate 2 has been Released!

Many issues found during testing of RC1 have been resolved.

Please [:Releases:test this release out] with your systems, and let us know what still doesn't work for you.

Details of the changes and the RC2 download can be found on the [:Releases:Releases] page.

July 5th 2008 - Ming 0.4.0 Release Candidate 1 has been Released!

There have many many, many improvements since the 0.4.0 beta 5 release.

Please [:Releases:test this release out] with your systems, to let us know what does and doesn't work for you.

Details of the changes (long list) and the RC1 download can be found on the [:Releases:Releases] page.


SF project page: http://www.sf.net/projects/ming

IRC: irc://irc.freenode.net/#osflash

BUGS: http://bugs.libming.org/

Old homepage: http://ming.sourceforge.net/index_old.html (we need help to move all contents here!)

Mailing Lists


Interesting Ming starting points

  • [:MingFAQ:Ming FAQ]: Frequently asked questions

  • [http://www.libming.net/docs/ Documentation]: current Ming documentation

  • [:WhatsIncluded:WhatsIncluded]: Lists the utilities included with Ming, some of which are extremely useful

  • ImportantConcepts: (in progress) - Important concepts you need to know when starting out with Ming

  • FunctionReference: (in progress) - C Function Reference for public Ming functions

  • InternalFunctions: (just started) - C Function Reference for internal Ming functions

  • [http://docs.php.net/manual/en/book.ming.php PHP Function Reference] - Public Ming functions for PHP programmers

  • ValueReference: (in progress) - Value Reference (i.e. allowed values for different types, etc)

  • StructuresToBeAwareOf: (just started) - Describes the main Ming structures and how they relate to each other

  • MingGotchas: (just started) - Unexpected things to watch out for when programming with Ming

  • HowTo: Ming HOW-TO guides (includes Developer resources)

  • [http://www.gazbming.com/ PHP Examples] - by gazb

  • RecentChanges: see where people are currently working