Dec 18, 2012/ActionScript, General/
In 2013, you’ll see dramatic changes to the next version of Flash Professional. We’ve been hard at work making the next generation of Flash Pro faster, more reliable, and more extensible. These and many other changes are paving the way for the tool to stay ahead of the curve, for many years to come.
The changes include making Flash Pro more focused and efficient. With twelve releases under our belt, there are a number of legacy features and support for older technologies that are losing relevance. In order to make Flash Pro more streamlined, we had to make some tough decisions based on customer usage and feedback, on what we should no longer support.
One of the key changes in the next version of Flash Pro is dropping support for AS2. As you may know, we introduced AS3 six and a half years ago, and today it is the most widely used language for the Flash Platform. Given AS2’s dwindling usage and misalignment with the future of the Flash runtime such as AIR mobile app development and Stage3D, we felt it made sense to move forward with AS3 only.
We understand this change impacts those of you who continue to use AS2, and hope this gives you time to prepare for the transition. Please note that AS2 content will still work in Flash Player (and future versions of it).
We’re really excited about what’s coming for Flash Pro, and can’t wait to share more details with you. Stay tuned to this blog for sneak peeks and more after the holiday break.
Product Marketing Manager