Flash Player 11.9 and Adobe AIR 3.9 Beta Available

The upcoming versions of the Flash Runtimes are now available on Adobe Labs.

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. We have also added support for the latest Apple technologies such as “App Nap” so that Flash Player gets out of the way when not in use and allows your system to remain fast and responsive.

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.

Adobe AIR 3.9

Mobile Workers (concurrency) for Android – BETA – Our hugely popular desktop feature, AIR Workers, is now making its debut on mobile! We have added support on Android devices so that you will be able to execute code in the background without interrupting your application’s main code. Your UI will remain responsive, enhancing the user experience. We haven’t forgotten about iOS! Look for news on iOS workers in an upcoming release (NOTE: this feature will undergo an extended beta period).

Mobile Support for Background Execution in “Direct” Render Mode – AIR now supports background execution of code on iOS and Android when render mode is set to “direct”.  This will allow your applications to perform tasks such as audio playback even when invisible to the user. Due to power and CPU considerations, we recommend reviewing our release notes for additional details and guidance.

New and Improved AOT for AIR iOS – BETA – With our new AOT compiler, we’re improving the build time for iOS applications dramatically. (NOTE: this feature will undergo an extended beta period).

Support for iOS7 – iOS7 is approaching and we are making sure that AIR is compatible and performs as expected.

Mac OS 10.9 Support – We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are making sure that your applications support the latest technologies such as “App Nap”.

XXHDPI Icon Support – With this feature we have added support for beautiful, high resolution icons on devices such as the Nexus 10

Read the release notes.

Download Flash Player 11.9 and Adobe AIR 3.9 from Adobe Labs.

Adobe roadmap for the Flash runtimes

Say Hello to “Irving” and  “Jones” and Flash Player releases!

Flash Player and AIR “Irving” and “Jones”

Adobe is planning its next two releases for late 2013 and early 2014. These releases continue to focus on premium video, gaming, security, and stability.

Some of the features being worked on for these releases include the following:

  • OSX Mavericks support for desktop Flash Player and AIR
  • Significant reduction in iOS packaging times
  • ActionScript concurrency for mobile (beta)
  • iOS 7 support (depends upon Apple schedule)
  • Support for Windows 8.1 PlayTo
  • Support for Windows 8.1 tab suspension improvements
  • Support for Windows Internet Explorer 11 back navigation caching
  • XXHDPI icon support for AIR Android
  • pkg installer bundle for Mac OSX (vs .dmg)

Read more on Adobe’s site about the Flash Runtimes Roadmap – http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplatform/whitepapers/roadmap.html

 

Apache Flex 4.10 Released!

Today the Apache Flex Team has released the latest version to the Flex SDK, we are now at version 4.10.0!

Apache Flex 4.10.0 highlights include:

    • Support for latest versions of Flash Player and AIR runtimes. At the same time, we have made it easier for developers wanting to take advantage of the latest advances in the Flash runtimes by letting them choose the versions during installation. The Apache Flex SDK Installer now allows developers to select various combinations of the Flex SDK, Flash Player and AIR runtimes. All the settings and configurations are taken care of during the installation, so the developer can just start coding!
    • Improved support for older Flash Player versions. Enterprise environments have more stringent requirement in terms of upgrading Flash Player versions. Now, because of our improved backwards compatibility, those customers can safely upgrade to the latest version of the Flex SDK without having to force a Flash Player upgrade on their end users.
    • The new spark components ensure that SDK users can build functionalities quickly and in a more performant way. The need for handling these components in two different architecture styles (mx vs. spark) will be eliminated.
    • “Out of the box” support for Advanced Telemetry allowing developers to easily profile their application and improve performance using Adobe Scout.
    • Better localization for multiple languages. Flex 4.10.0 is better now when trying to make application for multiple countries and languages.
    • Better international support for dates in formatters, validators, and the DateField and DateChooser components.
    • Better for developer productivity – less Run Time Errors (RTEs) and workarounds required in 4.10.0
    • 480 dpi mobile resolution/skin support means that Flex SDK users can now target high resolution devices such as iOS Retina, etc.

swf versions

Flash -swf-version meaning

It’s getting more and more versions! We can’t remember them all, so here we go!

SWF Version

Compiler Option Flash Player Version AIR version
-swf-version=9 9.0.115.0 N/A
-swf-version=10 10.0, 10.1 1.5, 2.0
-swf-version=11 10.2 2.6
-swf-version=12 10.3 2.7
-swf-version=13 11.0 3
-swf-version=14 11.1 3.1
-swf-version=15 11.2 3.2
-swf-version=16 11.3 3.3
-swf-version=17 11.4 3.4
-swf-version=18 11.5 3.5
-swf-version=19 11.6 3.6
-swf-version=20 11.7 3.7
-swf-version=21 11.8 3.8

 

AIR SDK Path

  • MacOS : /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.7/eclipse/plugins/com.adobe.flash.compiler_4.7.0.348297/AIRSDK

Features

Release notes

Download Flash Player

Download AIR

Labs

Document

3D Platform

This is for a game that I am doing, it is based in Away 3D, to use it use the arrow keys and take the platform for a spin 😉

[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”10.0.0″ movie=”http://johnbarrett.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AStar3D1.swf” width=”500″ height=”500″ targetclass=”flashmovie”]

What version of Adobe AIR runtime is installed?

To find out which version of the Adobe Air run time you have install is easy to find. I am using Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) so your path on another operating system might be a little different.

Open the the file /Library/Frameworks/Adobe AIR.framework/Versions/1.0/Resources/Info.plist in your favorite XML editor, and locate the <key>CFBundleVersion</key> entry (line 19).

The corresponding string below this entry (line 20) represents the version of Air, for your system. <string>2.0.2.12610</string>

Therefore on my Mac I am running Adobe Air version 2.0.2.12610

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