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28 September 2012, 14:58

Beta versions of Flash Player 11.5 and AIR 3.5 released

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Flash logo Adobe has released beta versions of its upcoming updates for Flash Player and AIR. According to the Adobe Labs beta entry, version 11.5 of Flash Player is primarily a bug fix release that also adds two new features.

The new release of the browser-based application runtime adds shared ByteArray support for ActionScript Workers, enabling developers to share memory between multiple workers. Flash Player 11.5 also provides debug stack traces in the release builds, making it easier to find bugs during development.

In addition to the two new features in Flash Player, AIR 3.5 adds support for Android 4.1 ("Jelly Bean"), and brings iOS app enhancements such as the ability to load multiple SWFs that contain ActionScript bytecode. Developers can now also bundle third-party libraries and frameworks, and package them in ANE (AIR Native Extensions) files.

Further information about the betas, including a list of fixes and known issues, can be found in the combined release notesPDF. The beta versions of Flash Player 11.5 and AIR 3.5 can be downloaded from the Adobe Labs site.


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