Flash Media Server 2 public beta

click here “Welcome to the Macromedia Flash Media Server 2 Public Beta. This public beta is a pre-release version of the next major release of the Flash Communication Server. It is made available on a limited basis* for developers to familiarize themselves with the new features and functionality of the product as well as to enable them to test their applications and ensure they function correctly.

This release is available for Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003. The Linux version of Flash Media Server will be available when the product is released. See the System Requirements on the “Download & Feedback” tab below. Please let us know as soon as possible if you encounter any issues.”


With these words Macromedia announced Flash Media Server 2 public beta. You can download it from http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashmediaserver/public_beta and try new features!

Flash Lite contest reminder…

For those who missed the first announcement, Flash lite contest will close on 3rd October 2005.
Also a remind about the prizes:

  1. Studio Mx 2004
  2. A Nokia 6630
  3. A Nokia 6600

For the official announcement and the contest rules follow this link:

P.S. Ok, always about mobiles…
actionscript.it is organizing another “Flash Mobile” meeting in Milan (7th October). [more…]


Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 Released

FireFox 1.5 Beta 1Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 is now available for download. This is the first beta release of the next major Firefox, which will be widely promoted to end-users, is scheduled for later this year.
New features include an improved software update system, faster Back and Forward navigation (I’m testing it and it’s really fast!), a feature for clearing private browsing data, drag-and-drop reordering of browser tabs, a redesigned Options/Preferences window and better popup blocking. Web standards support is also improved:

  • Support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • JavaScript 1.6 and more CSS
  • Accessibility is also better (including new DHTML accessibility features)
  • Security has been enhanced and there’s now greater support for Mac OSX

Please note that installing FireFox over previous version will disable almost all downloaded extensions which are not compatible with this version of Firefox.
Beta 2 is scheduled for release on Wednesday 5th October and the first release candidate is due on Friday 28th October.