Flash Player 10 ('Astro') pre–release on Adobe Labs
Writing about web page http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/
A pre-release of Flash Player 10 is now out on Adobe Labs. Astro has a number of new features; P2P support, Speex voice codec (no more having to use ASAO!), dynamic streaming support and RTMFP, 3D, improved hardware acceleration and more sophisticated text control being the ones I’m most looking forward to.
The full feature list can be found here
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Still no wmode transparent support in Linux. Fuck you, Adobe. :(
15 May 2008, 09:57
This is a pre-release of course, so things may still change and according to Adobe’s JIRA it’s being worked on
15 May 2008, 10:06
The 3D stuff looks good, but I’m waiting to see if there’ll be any more flexibility than the rotateX/Y/Z properties they’ve show so far and how it’ll be kept consistent with the way Flash handles z-order currently. I like the addition of the Vector type. Just need block-scoped variables now and I’ll have no reason to miss Java.
15 May 2008, 10:29
I’m not clear on how the 3D stuff translates to improving support/performance for Away3D or Papervision – hardware support is going to have an impact but do you know if this helps much?
15 May 2008, 10:40
They seem pretty happy with it over at the Papervision3D mailing list.
15 May 2008, 11:04
Cool – looking forwards to seeing some benchmark comparisons then :-)
15 May 2008, 11:07
The dynamic sound generation stuff could be really interesting for games too…
15 May 2008, 16:11
Flex SDK for Astro is here
15 May 2008, 19:50
Brilliant! Any luck getting the new stuff to show up in autocomplete?
I’ve got perspective-distorted sprite up on the screen, though I’ve only got the example from the demo to go by.
15 May 2008, 22:05
Not yet, but I have found a link to the drawing API details. Best thing is to watch Adobe Feeds for updates – looks like NDAs may have been in force until a few hours ago :-)
15 May 2008, 22:09
16 May 2008, 09:50
I reckon it might – the clever layout handling in Buzzword suggests it’s possible to do some fairly clever stuff already. I’ve seen a number of WYSIWYG text editors done well, but if Flashloaded ported its current editor to make use of the Flash 10 features it could be a contender.
16 May 2008, 10:00
Until Adobe releases the API documentation, here’s a way to look at the new APIs. I love this stuff – in just two days of release we have full access to everything in Astro (kind of).
16 May 2008, 12:02
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