Adobe AIR 2.6 User Release Notes

The Adobe AIR runtime powers many popular desktop applications, including video players, enterprise applications, games, and productivity tools. Prior to running these applications, the user must install Adobe AIR.

This document contains system requirements, installation instructions, known issues, and other information about using AIR 2.6.

 

System requirements

 AIR runtime system requirements 

  Windows Macintosh   Linux   Android  iOS
Processor Minimum: Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor Recommended: Pentium 4 2GHz or faster  Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor.  Minimum: Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor Recommended: Pentium 4 2GHz or faster   ARMv7 processor with Vector FPU Minimum 550Mhz OpenGL ES2.0 H.264 & AAC H/W Decoders iPod Touch 3rd & 4th generation iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 iPad
Operating System  Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 or 3 (including 64 bit editions), Windows Server® 2003, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 1, or Windows 7  (including 64 bit editions) Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6  Fedora Core 13, Ubuntu 10.10, openSUSE 11.3  Google Android™ 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 OS 4 and higher
RAM Minimum: 512MB RAM; Recommended: 1GB RAM  Minimum: 512MB RAM; Recommended: 1GB RAM  1 GB RAM  256MB RAM   



Additional requirements for Linux distributions

Supported desktop environments GNOME and KDE
Package management systems RPM or Debian
Minimum GTK+ version 2.6
Window managers  Metacity (default for GNOME) and KWin (default for KDE)
Transparency Support for transparency in AIR applications requires a compositing window manager and additional X server extensions. The following are supported: Compositing window managers: Beryl, Compiz, Compiz-fusion X server extensions: Composite, Render, Shape
Flash Player Seamless (badge) installation from the web requires Flash Player 10.0.15.3 or later

Libraries required AIR 2.6 on Linux

A list of libraries required to run AIR 2.6 on Linux are listed in the following Adobe Knowledge Base (KB) article: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/838/cpsid_83888.html

Supported languages

 Adobe AIR 2.6 installation and runtime user experience supports the following languages:

  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

What's new in AIR 2.6

AIR 2.6 supports applications for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

  • iOS Support
  • GPU Rendering works on iPhone
  • Multitasking support on iOS4
  • Microphone support on iOS
  • Read from Camera Roll for iOS
  • CameraUI for iOS
  • Camera support for iOS
  • Retina Display Support in the AIR for iOS
  • Panning / Resize with the display of SoftKeyboard
  • Scrolling, Text Selection and Context Menu on AIR Android
  • Linux Vector Printing

     

Installing/uninstalling Adobe AIR and installing AIR applications

Please refer to the following tech note for installer troubleshooting:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/403/kb403150.html

After reviewing the installation tech note, if you still encounter problems please visit our installation forum to ask questions and review other solutions.  

AIR Installation Forum:  http://forums.adobe.com/community/air/installation

Tips and tricks 

Adobe AIR forums

The Adobe AIR forums are a great source for education and troubleshooting.  You can interact with AIR community experts and Adobe employees on development topics, discuss and report problems and bugs found and solve troublesome installation issues.  

The Adobe AIR forums are a great source for education and troubleshooting.  You can interact with AIR community experts and Adobe employees on development topics, discuss and report problems and bugs found and solve troublesome installation issues.  

Please visit us at: http://forums.adobe.com/community/air

Installer logs for AIR application and runtime installation

In AIR 2 and later versions, installation logs for the runtime and for individual applications are created by default. The file is named "Install.log" on Linux and Windows. The file is named "system.log" on Mac OS. This log file is cumulative, meaning that a new log is appended at the end of the existing log file whenever an attempt, successful or unsuccessful, is made to install or update the AIR runtime or an AIR application. The size of the log file is limited to 0.5MB and the file is truncated when it becomes too large.

The location of this file differs from platform to platform:

  • On Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\AIR\logs\Install.log
  • On Windows Vista/ Windows 7: C:\Users\<username>\Appdata\Local\Adobe\AIR\logs\Install.log
  • On Mac OS X: /private/var/log/system.log (console application)
  • On Linux: /home/<username>/.appdata/Adobe/AIR/Logs/Install.log 

 

Security improvements

Adobe AIR 2.6 includes security improvements described in Security Bulletins apsb11-05apsb11-07, and apsb11-12.

 

Known issues

  • Audio may stutter when app is in background on Android. This is known limitation and it will need to be resolved in future version by adding a new AP. (2736274)
  • There may be both front and rear-facing camera on some iOS device. However you can only capture video from one camera at a time. (2765218)
  • When max out the sound channels on iOS device, it does not play audio. This is a known iOS limitation on sound channels. (2765242)
  • For any multitouch enabled Android device, we return 2 as max touch point.  However touch events are generated for all the touch points. This is as designed. (2796344) 

Feedback

To report a feature request, please submit and vote on ideas using the Adobe AIR Ideas website

To report a bug, please report the issue using the Adobe AIR feedback bug feedback form.

To discuss issues and ideas, please visit our Adobe AIR forum 

 

 

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