Adobe Flash Player 10.0.42.34 and Adobe AIR 1.5.3 are out

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta and AIR 2.0

Adobe has updated the Flash Player version to 10.0.42.34 and AIR to 1.5.3 these runtimes are ready to go and include several bug  fixes including FP-503 ( Mousewheel on Mac OS X  wich has been needed a long time ago and forced developers to hack their way around this bug to use the mousewheel on Mac OS X).

Adobe Flash Player 10.0.42.34:

Adobe Flash Player Devnet  Overview on this security update.

Adobe AIR 1.5.3:

Highlights of some of the important changes in this release taken from the post of Adobe Air Team Blog:

  • If you have deployed an existing Adobe AIR application using AIR 1.5.2 or earlier and you want to update your application to use the 1.5.3 namespace, you will need to specify the old publisher ID of your application in your descriptor. Instructions on how to find your publisher ID and specify it in your descriptor are described in the release notes.
  • The process for changing certificates in an update to a deployed application has changed. Beginning with AIR 1.5.3, certificate renewals will no longer be handled automatically and you will need to use the migrate feature of ADT. Please learn more about this topic by reading the release notes.

Critical issues fixed in this release:

  • When an intermediate certificate expires, it is no longer possible to sign an application with a renewed certificate (fixed by removing the publisher ID).
  • The AIR application installer crashes on Linux systems using AMD Phenom processors.

Important links:

Upgrade here:

Download Adobe Flash Player 10.0.42.34

Download AdobeAIR 1.5.3

Flash Player 10 Beta on Adobe Labs

Adobe Labs has released the beta version of the Flash Player 10 codenamed Astro, the new version includes new expressive features and visual performance improvements that allow interactive designers and developers to build the richest and most immersive Web experiences.

Some of the new stuff that Astro is capable of are:
3D Effects – Easily transform and animate any display object through 3D space while retaining full interactivity. Fast, lightweight, and native 3D effects make motion that was previously reserved for expert users available to everyone. Complex effects are simple with APIs that extend what you already know.
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Flash Player 9 (Flash Player 9,0,124,0) Security Update

Flash Player Update

Adobe hast just released (as a matter of fact on April 8 of 2008, but haven’t had the time to write this post until now) the Flash Player 9 (9,0,124,0), to strengthen the security of the player and to cover previous vulnerabilities.
This update will take effect on your content if:
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