SWF 10 spec available AND Flash Player alpha for 64-bit Linux on Labs

This week is the Adobe MAX conference in San Francisco, and along with that we have a few special treats for you.

First, the updated SWF and FLV specs are now available! I think this is the fastest we’ve gotten updates out post release, and special thanks to Mike who worked on the spec update. He has more details on the changes on his blog.

Also available today…64-bit Flash Player alpha for Linux on Adobe Labs. It’s one of the most popular player requests, and we’re happy to deliver a preview to the Linux community. More details on Tinic’s blog. Why Linux first? Because they were the loudest…mostly kidding. 64-bit Linux doesn’t ship with a 32-bit browser and trying to do 32-bit emulation for the player isn’t that simple or a great experience. So, this time, Linux gets to be first!

Win and Mac will be in a future prerelease, and when we ship 64-bit it will be for Win, Mac and Linux at the same time.

I think I’m going to miss all those comments requesting 64-bit for Linux (ha!), but you can fill the void by filing and voting on feature requests at bugs.adobe.com/flashplayer.