Apache Flex 4.11 Released!

The Apache Flex project, the all-volunteer group of developers, and stakeholders in the development framework, today announced the release of Apache Flex 4.11.0. This release makes some important improvements over previous versions of Apache Flex and Adobe Flex including new and improved components and performance enhancements.

What’s new in Apache Flex v4.11.0?

The Apache Flex 4.11.0 SDK allows application developers to build expressive web and mobile applications using MXML for layout and ActionScript 3, an ECMAScript based language for client-side scripting.

The Apache Flex 4.11.0 release contains many improvements that professional software development teams will appreciate. This advances the framework forward. It is truly one of the best cross-platform programming languages used to write applications that are testable and can be compiled to run on multiple technology platforms from a single set of code.

Apache Flex 4.11.0 highlights include:

    • Support Flash Player 11.9.
    • Support for AIR 3.9.
    • 120 and 640 dpi mobile resolution/skin support, fixes to 480dpi skins.
    • mx:AdvancedDataGrid and mx:DataGrid speed improvements.
    • Added column sort type access to the datagrid columns in mx:Datagrid, s:Datagrid, and mx:AdvancedDataGrid.
    • Able to easily change mx:AdvancedDataGrid row and column item renderer spanning.
    • s:DataGridEditor will now be visible in ASDocs and be visible in the Tag inspector.
    • Minor changes to make SDK compile with Falcon compiler.
    • Added access to imageDecodingPolicy in BitmapImage.
    • Changed UIComponent removedFromStageHandler from private to protected to allow override
    • New experimental mobile spark datagrid.
    • Updated OSMF swc to latest version (2.0)
    • Renamed experimental supportClazzes package to be supportClasses.
    • Mobile Callout moved to spark and can be used in Desktop and Browser apps.
    • Support for [Experimental] metadata tag.
    • Over 50 bugs/issues were closed with this release

Download Apache Flex 4.11.0

Flash Player 11.9 Beta

A new beta version of Adobe’s Flash Player is now available for Mac and Windows with a particular emphasis on OS X, featuring support for Mavericks and Mac .pkg installations.

Currently in beta, the new Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.85 has been “tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 […] ensuring that Flash Player continues to perform as expected,” according to Adobe Systems.

With the new beta, Flash can now be installed via a .pkg (package) installer native to Macintosh platforms.

Adobe says the reason behind this move is to make deploying and updating Flash Player an easier task for system administrators worldwide.

“We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners so we can reduce their workload by allowing them to deploy Flash Player for Mac using their current tools and environments,” according to the company.

On Windows platforms, the same update delivers only “new features for browser-based viewing of expressive content.”

Flash Player 11.9 Features

This beta release provides access to the Flash Player 11.9 runtime for Windows and Mac OS.

Below are some of the key features and benefits of Flash Player 11.9:

Mac OS 10.9 Support – We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are ensuring that Flash Player continues to perform as expected.

Mac .pkg Installation Support – Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date is a critical task for system administrators worldwide. We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners so we can reduce their workload by allowing them to deploy Flash Player for Mac using their current tools and environments.

Download Flash Player 11.9