New Flash player 9,0,45 & Flex patch

If you’re a Flex 2 developer you should download the newly released Flash player 9.0.r45 debug version.

Once installed the new player remember to apply also this patch to Flex builder 2, otherwise it will throw you an error every time debugging an app (expecially if you’re using Firefox).
This patch also does the following:

“This patch allows the Flex SDK and Flex Builder to use SWFs and SWCs created by Flash CS3 Professional. After applying the patch you should be able to take classes and symbols compiled with Flash CS3 Professional and compile them into a Flex application. You should also be able to take classes and libraries compiled with Flex and use them in a Flash CS3 Professional project.

In addition, this patch allows the Flex debugger (fdb) to function correctly with Flash Player 9 (9.0.45.0) in the Mozilla browser.”

Apollo tour continues…

Apollo & Flash9 (codename Blaze) tour continues, next time will be in Rome, Italy on 1st of December.
Mike Chambers and Mike Downey will be the speakers for this event organized by actionscript.it community.
During this event will be also explained Flex Data Services and AS3.
for more info about this event see the original entry @actionscript.it, also for informations about the event location.

Flash, Internet Explorer and Firefox new releases

We had so many milestone releases today!
Flash player 9 for linux is probably the most exciting news.
Second, Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 7. (even if I dont like at all the new look).
Last but not least Firefox 2 is on the way!
Today the Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 have been released (with Javascript 1.7 support and with Google suggest integrated).

FZip and Transform Tool

This post is just for pointing out a couple of very interesting tools for Non-assignable Flash9 I recently discovered.

  1. Grounded Theory Dissertation FZip: a little ActionScript3 class (Claus Wahlers and Max Herkender) which enable you to extract files from .zip files.
    Read the original post here
    Download and documentation are here: http://codeazur.com.br/lab/fzip/
  2. Transform Tool: a class (by About Trevor ) which allow to make every kind of transformations on flash display objects.
    See it here

Flash Player 9, Flex 2, ActionScript 3.0: A Survey of the New Landscape

Colin has posted an interesting article on flash9, flex2, actionscript3.
Why ActionScript 2 coders should start learning ActionScript3 as soon as possible and why timeline coders and flash designers shouldn’t…
Colin underlined a significant aspect of this new flash release: the Custom Dissertation Writers Kenya free flex2 command line compiler. (I asked for it since so much time!)

Read the full entry here:
http://www.moock.org/blog/archives/000189.html

Flash 9 Preview & Flex 2

On Adobe Labs (http://labs.adobe.com) it’s finally available a preview version of Flash 9. described as “A preview of the next release of the Flash authoring tool, scheduled for release in 2007, extends the capabilities of Flash Professional 8 to include support for the new ActionScript 3.0 language in Flash Player 9.”

To download the preview it’s necessary an Adobe account (you can create one, it’s free) while the installation needs a licensed copy of Flash Professional 8 or Studio 8, because a serial number will be asked during the software setup.
Finally, after Flex 2 Betas, we’ll try also the new Flash IDE!

By the way, Flex 2 seems available at http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/ !
As promised the Flex 2 SDK is available for free:
Download Flex 2 SDK

AS3 SoundMixer, my turn

It seems everybody did a test with the ActionScript3 Things Fall Apart Essays SoundMixer class 🙂
How many of you still remember the days of FlashKit spectrum analyzer?
It seems so long time ago when we had to find a way for extract spectrum informations from mp3 files..
Btw, now it’s my turn with a little experiment
Flash player 9 beta 3 is required

Get Adobe Flash player

P.S. The song is from Epica:
album: Consign to Oblivion album
track: Huban K’u “A new Age Dawns – prologue”

Sound Mixer Spectrum Analyzer source code
Title: sound mixer 2 (0 click)
Caption: Sound Mixer Spectrum Analyzer source code
Filename: sound_mixer2-2.zip
Size: 52 kB

Flash 9’s codename ? Blaze !

We just had the most successful launch of Flash in history and we’re already working on the next version. It’s too early to give away much information on the release but I do have a few things to tell you.

With these words Mike Donway announce that Macromedia is already working on Flash 9!
Obviuosly there aren’t news about new features or similar things…but it’s sure that Flash 9 will support Actionscript 3 (that will be introduced by Flex 2 and Flash Player 8.5), and it seems that – also for give to developers the opportunity to “meet” As3 as soon as possibile – in Spring 2006 (when Player 8.5 will be released) Macromedia will release a public alpha for Flash Professional 8 or Studio 8 registered users!
You can find more news here