Adobe AIR 2 is now available!

The Adobe AIR 2 runtime is now publicly available for download (Windows, Mac and Linux) at http://get.adobe.com/air.
In addition to enabling AIR applications to consume (up to 30%) less memory and perform better, this release packs a large number of features – some of the major ones are:

  • Native Process API
  • Open documents with the user’s default application
  • Microphone data access
  • Mass storage device detection
  • Updated, faster WebKit with enhanced support for HTML5 and CSS3
  • Multi-touch and gestures
  • TLS/SSL sockets
  • Global error handler
  • New networking support including UDP and server sockets
  • Screen reader support
  • (Windows)

  • Reduced CPU usage on idle
  • .rpm and .deb installer packages for the runtime on Linux
  • Native installers for applications (.exe, .dmg, .rpm, .deb)

For more details, please see the release notes and Arno’s blog post at blogs.adobe.com/air.
The AIR 2 SDK is expected to be available early next week (06/15).
As always, please let us know if you run into bugs or have feature requests.