December 11, 2008
The Alchemy technology downloads were updated today to fix several bugs and provide links to new GPL sources.
Alchemy is a research project that allows users to compile C and C++ code that is targeted to run on the open source ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM2). The purpose of this preview is to assess the level of community interest in reusing existing C and C++ libraries in Web applications that run on Adobe® Flash® Player and Adobe AIR®.
Stratus is a beta, hosted rendezvous service that aids establishing communications between Flash Player endpoints. Unlike Flash Media Server, Stratus does not support media relay, shared objects, scripting, etc. So by using Stratus, you can only develop applications where Flash Player endpoints are directly communicating with each other.
Signup for a developer key and get started with Stratus today.
November 18, 2008
Information regarding two upcoming releases codenamed Centaur, the next version of ColdFusion, and Bolt, Adobe’s new Eclipse based development tool for ColdFusion developers, is now available on Adobe Labs. Learn more about these technologies and apply for the Prerelease Programs.
November 17, 2008
A research project, codenamed Alchemy, that allows users to compile C and C++ code into ActionScript libraries (AVM2) is now available on Adobe Labs. With Alchemy, Web application developers can now reuse hundreds of millions of lines of existing open source C and C++ client or server-side code on the Flash Platform. Alchemy brings the power of high performance C and C++ libraries to Web applications with minimal degradation on AVM2. The C/C++ code is compiled to ActionScript 3.0 as a SWF or SWC that runs on Adobe Flash Player 10 or Adobe AIR 1.5.
September 15, 2008
A nearly feature complete beta version of Adobe AIR for Linux is now available on Adobe Labs. Following a couple prerelease versions that contained limited functionality, this new version, referred to as the Adobe AIR 1.1 for Linux beta, includes almost all the same functionality as the release versions of Adobe AIR for Mac and Windows — the primary feature still missing is badge installer compatibility. More details can be found in the release notes. Linux users and Adobe AIR developers should download this new beta.
August 13, 2008
The fourth prerelease version of Adobe Flex Builder for Linux is now available for download on Adobe Labs. Flex Builder for Linux is an Eclipse plugin version of the software that you can use to build Flex applications on Linux. See the release notes for more information regarding the alpha.
June 16, 2008
The Adobe AIR Update Framework is now available on Adobe Labs. This beta release provides APIs to assist developers in including good update capabilities in their AIR applications.
December 12, 2007
Beta 3 of Adobe Flex 3 is now available from Adobe Labs.
Flex 3 is a cross platform, open source framework for creating rich Internet applications that run identically in all major browsers and operating systems.
As part of this beta, new versions of the Flex SDK and Flex Builder have been released.
November 30, 2007
A Developer Edition of Flash Lite 3 is now available from Adobe Labs. Adobe Flash Lite 3 Developer Edition is a standalone player for supported mobile phones to allow developers to test their Flash Lite 3 applications before commercial devices start shipping with the full version of Flash Lite 3 pre-installed. This installer only supports standalone content and cannot be used to view SWF files that are embedded in a mobile web browser or to test any type of personalization content such as wallpapers or screensavers.
This version of the Flash Lite 3 Developer Edition is not locked to the serial number of the device, you don’t have to provide your IMEI number to download the installer. This installer has a startup screen indicating that it is the Flash Lite 3 Developer Edition. Devices that will ship with Flash Lite 3 pre-installed will not have this start up screen in their standalone players.
Why a Labs release?
Flash Lite 3 Developer Edition is prerelease technology and not the final version of the Flash Lite 3 player that device manufacturers will port for shipping devices. Not all features are complete and the technology is still considered in development.
November 12, 2007
New versions of the Mars Reference and Developing Applications Using Mars Guide and some new sample applications are now available for download from Adobe Labs. In addition, the Mars Package Inspector for Adobe® AIR™ beta 2 was refreshed.