Now Available: ActionScript Virtual Machine 2 (AVM2) Overview

The ActionScript Virtual Machine 2 (AVM2) Overview document is now available on the newly revamped ActionScript Technology Center. It’s a bit of a techie document, but it is interesting for folks that are working with the open source Tamarin project. The overview describes the instructions, associated data structures, and file format supported by the AVM2.

We reorganized the ActionScript dev center so the information was more logically grouped into “getting started”, “migration” and “more details”. It’s still quite long, so I consider it to be a work in progress ;-)

p.s. Yes, the SWF and FLV file format specification is also coming soon. There was some work required to update the EULA language with the Adobe wording and cleaning up some of the poorly worded terms which took a while to hash out and get approved. The basic structure is the same — the spec is for figuring out how to output SWFs. I’ll post an announcement as soon as it is online.