March 12th, 2013. Welcome to Adobe® Flash Player® 11.6 for Windows 8 . This is a monthly scheduled update to the original February 12th, 2013 release. This release provides support for Metro style IE and IE10 on the Desktop.
Current Runtime Release Version
- Memory intrinics: To enable memory intrinics two changes are required:
- Produce the memory op codes by changing the compiler
- Expose the appropriate APIs through playeglobal.swc to leverage these opcodes
- ActionScript Workers
- LZMA support for bytearray
- StageVideo attachCamera
- Compressed texture with alpha support for Stage3D
- DXT encoding
- URL DiskStreamAPI
- Graphics Data Query
- Improved permissions UI for full screen keyboard access
- (Modern only) Printing is not available (3154368)
- (Modern only) Flash bookmarks (aka Flash Anchors) are not available
- (Modern only) The following touch APIs are not supported: pan, rotate, swipe, zoom, press and tap, two finger tap (3167196)
- (Modern & Classic) Video goes to blank/black screen after pinch zoom (3315988,3326085)
- (Modern & Classic) Performance degradation when moving mouse rapidly (3316711)
- (Modern & Classic) Number of Stage3D instances that can be instantiated are limited(Hardware restriction)
New Features: Guidelines
- With the introduction of Workers to ActionScript and the Flash Runtime, Flash Developers can now offload certain tasks like high-latency operations and long-running computations to "Background Workers". These Background Workers run concurrently in order to leverage more machine resources and avoid things like UI freezes.
LZMA support for bytearray
- In addition to zlib compression of ByteArray, we are introducing an additional compression type based on LZMA to compress data inside a ByteArray through ByteArray.compress() and ByteArray.uncompress().
StageVideo attachCamera/Camera improvements
- This feature exposes a new method on StageVideo objects that allows the Actionscript code to direct the video stream from the camera to a StageVideo object thus leveraging the GPU for rendering instead of the rasterizer. This allows the player to be much faster when processing a video stream from the camera when GPU acceleration is available.
- This feature enables encoding of uncompressed textures into the DXT format during runtime, so that the texture can be uploaded to the GPU as a compressed DXT texture
Graphics Data Query
This feature allows you to query any DisplayObject and get a representation of it through GraphicsData objects. This is very useful to serialize/deserialize a DisplayObject, create custom exporters (spritesheets, SVG, etc.).
For more details about this feature: http://www.bytearray.org/?p=4893
Reporting a bug
Found a bug? Please submit a bug to the Flash Player bug database.
Flash Player may leverage your graphics hardware to decode and play H.264 video. There may be video issues that can only be reproduced with your particular graphics hardware and driver. When reporting an issue involving video, it is essential to note your graphics hardware and driver, along with your operating system and browser (when using Flash Player), so that we can reproduce and investigate issues. Please be sure to include this information as described in Instructions for Reporting Video Playback Issues. Note: Due to the high volume of email we receive, we are unable to respond to every request.
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Runtime Version History
|Released Date||Runtime Versions||Security Enhancements|
|February 26th, 2013||Flash Player for Windows(X86/ARM): 11.6.602.171||APSB13-08|
|February 12th, 2013||Flash Player for Windows(X86/ARM): 11.6.602.167||APSB13-05|
|February 7th, 2013||Flash Player for Windows (X86/ARM): 11.3.379.14||APSB13-04|
|January 8th, 2013||Flash Player for Windows (X86/ARM): 11.3.378.5||APSB13-01|
|December 11th, 2012||Flash Player for Windows (X86/ARM): 11.3.377.15||APSB12-27|
|November 6th, 2012||Flash Player for Windows (X86/ARM): 11.3.376.12||APSB12-24|
|October 8th, 2012||Flash Player for Windows (X86/ARM): 11.3.275.10||APSB12-22|
|September 21st, 2012||Flash Player for Windows (X86/ARM): 11.3.374.7||APSB12-19|
|May 31st, 2012||Flash Player for Windows 8 (x86): 11.3.370.178||N/A|