Archive for April, 2006

Flash Player 8.5 beta to be renamed Flash Player 9

Nothing else has changed, just the version number. The player formerly known as “8.5” will be updated to “Flash Player 9” with the upcoming beta 3 release on Adobe Labs. I have posted an FAQ about this change in the Flash Player Wiki on Adobe Labs.

Personally, I think this is a good change since it signals the importance of the new virtual machine, the ECMAScript 4-based ActionScript 3.0 language, and the effort the Flash Player team has put forth to build these new capabilities into the player.

Can’t stop humming old (artist formerly known as) Prince songs…

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Print issue fixed in SWF spec – download new pdf

The problem with printing is now fixed and has been reposted. You can return to your download page to get the new doc.

New JS sample code posted to Adobe Active Content center for the IE update

We have posted sample JavaScript code on the Active Content Developer Center to help developers with the IE update for ActiveX. It is an additional resource and goes a little further than the recommendation posted by Microsoft by allowing developers to use a single external JS file versus one per OBJECT tag.