Posts in Category "Announcements"

Adobe AIR 2 SDK Now Available

The Adobe AIR 2 SDK is now publicly available for download (Windows, Mac and Linux). A number of sample applications, highlighting some of the new AIR 2 features, have also been made available with source code.
Additional information about new features, tips and tricks, and known issues is available in the developer release notes.
Please see Rob’s post on for more details.

Flash Player 10.1 is now available! (Win, Mac, Linux)

Flash Player 10.1 for Windows, Mac and Linux is now publicly available for download. Please see the Flash Player team’s post for more details.
A beta release of Flash Player 10.1 for Android is currently available in the Android Market.

Adobe AIR 2 is now available!

The Adobe AIR 2 runtime is now publicly available for download (Windows, Mac and Linux) at
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
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.

Adobe AIR 2 on Android Beta – Notification Sign Up

Adobe AIR allows designers and developers to build standalone applications that run on multiple platforms – desktop, mobile and more.
As announced earlier at Mobile World Congress 2010, we are working on Adobe AIR for the Android platform. You can see some demos at
If you are a developer or designer interested in being a part of an upcoming Adobe AIR2 Beta on Android, you can sign up for a notification at:

Adobe AIR 1.5.3 released – fixes AMD crash, honors default browser on Linux

Adobe AIR 1.5.3 is now available for download. This release fixes some critical bugs. For a complete list of changes and bug fixes, please see the release notes.
With this release, application authors now need to specify a publisherID in the application descriptor for updating applications. (For new 1.5.3 applications, this is not required.) This release also fixes the AIR application installer crash on Linux systems using AMD Phenom processors. Also, AIR will now now honor the system’s default browser on Linux.
As always, please feel free to report a bug/feature request, or to discuss any issues you might be having.

Adobe Flex Builder Linux Updated (Alpha 5)

Flex Builder Linux is a plugin-only version of the Flex Builder that you can use to build Flex applications on Linux. An updated version of the plugin is now available for download on Adobe Labs.
Do note that you need to uninstall any previous installation of Flex Builder Linux – you can run the shell script ~/Adobe_Flex_Builder_Linux/Uninstall\ Adobe_Flex_Builder_Linux/Uninstall_Adobe_Flex_Builder_Linux to perform the uninstallation.
To install the update, download flexbuilder_linux_install_a5_112409.bin, make it executable:
chmod +x flexbuilder_linux_install_a5_112409.bin
and execute it:
You need eclipse 3.3.x and Sun JRE 1.5.x (or newer). To launch Flex Builder Linux, you can run the script ~/Adobe_Flex_Builder_Linux/ More details are available in the release notes.
This plugin has an updated expiration date and includes AIR 1.5.2.

Adobe AIR 2 Beta Available on Labs (Win, Mac, Linux)

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Adobe AIR 2 Beta on Adobe Labs. The Runtime and SDK are available for download on all supported platforms – Windows, Mac and Linux.
AIR 2 includes several highly-requested features. Some of the prominent features of AIR 2 are:

  • Server sockets
  • Open documents with the user’s default application
  • Microphone data access
  • .rpm and .deb packages for Linux
  • Launch native executables
  • USB mass storage device detection
  • Global Error Handling
  • UDP sockets
  • TLS/SSL sockets
  • DNS lookup
  • Packaging an AIR application in a native installer
  • Database transaction savepoints
  • Screen reader support (Windows only)
  • Printing enhancements
  • Increased maximum size of NativeWindow
  • Multi-touch events (Windows only)

For a detailed list of features and system requirements, please see the AIR 2 release notes.
Together with AIR 2, Flash Player 10.1 is also now available. For more details, please see the complete list of features.
As always, please let us know if you run into any issues.

Adobe AIR 1.5.2 released (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Adobe AIR 1.5.2 is now available for download. This is a minor release – for a complete list of API changes and bug fixes, please see the release notes.
This release is focused on making the runtime more robust and secure. As always, please feel free to report a bug/feature request, or to discuss any issues you might be having.

Adobe AIR on Linux: Call for Pre-Release Users

We’ve been working on new features for the next version of AIR (such as 64-bit binaries and .deb/.rpm installers for AIR), as well as on fixing bugs reported by users (reported via the Adobe Wish Form, via blog posts and on Twitter).
To iron out as many issues as possible before coming out with a public release, we’d like to invite users to help test pre-release builds. If you’re interested and comfortable working with pre-release software, please send an email to the AIR Linux program manager at rahul – dot – bansal – at – adobe – dot – com with answers to the following questions:
1. Will you be able to submit bug reports on issues that you find back to our development team?
2. How many hours a week can you spend testing on Linux?
3. What is the primary distribution of Linux that you’re using? If you are using more than one distribution, please list.
4. Will you be developing applications on your Linux machine (as opposed to writing on Windows and testing the applications on Linux)?
5. What other operating system are you using, if any (Mac, Windows)? Can you compare the behavior of AIR for Linux with AIR for Windows and AIR for Mac OS?
6. Are you working on an AIR application today? If so, please describe.
Please include your name, email address and your company’s name.

Adobe Reader 9 released – Linux and Solaris x86

Adobe Reader 9.1 for Linux and Solaris x86 has been released today. Solaris x86 support was one of the most requested feature by users. As per the Reader team’s announcement, this release includes the following major features:
    – Support for Tabbed Viewing (preview)
    – Super fast launch, and better performance than previous releases
    – Integration with
    – IPv6 support
    – Enhanced support for PDF portfolios (preview)
The complete list is available here.
Adobe Reader 9.1 is now available for download and works on OpenSolaris, Solaris 10 and most modern Linux distributions such as Ubuntu 8.04, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva 2009, SLED 10, Mint Linux 6 and Fedora 10.