Flash 6 player developer beta

Macromedia has released a developer beta of a new Flash 6 player, codenamed Airwolf. The list of bug fixes and extra features in the player is actually quite impressive.

The Flash 6 build r39 beta can be downloaded from Macromedia.com. Mike Chambers have been nice enough to provide a username and password:

Username : betabits

Password : flex475

New features / fixes include:

  • Masking Device Fonts
  • Accessing ID3 properties in MP3 files with the Airwolf Player
  • Flash scriptability (XPCom/LiveConnect) support for Netscape
  • Text fields are now more efficient and consume less memory
  • Intel P4 optimizations

Does anyone know if this beta addresses the Flash Player Cross Server Scripting exploit that was reported earlier this summer? I couldn’t find anything in the release information.

[Via Mike Chambers]

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