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]