November 14, 2002
New Flash 6 Player Beta 2
Last week Macromedia released a second public beta release of a new Flash 6 Player, following the first beta release on October 21. Finally squashed is the long-standing, infamous, evil and vexing bitmap shifting-bug! Woo-hoo! Kudos to the Flash engineering and QA teams!
The release notes state that in addition to various issues being addressed, the beta installer now attempts to:
"...configure the browser to add Flash version information to the accept header to the HTTP transaction with the Flash version information to allow server-side Flash Player version detection."While I see
Accept: application/x-shockwave-flashaccept headers in late-model Netscape browsers, I'm not seeing version information as described. With IE browsers I don't see an entry for the accept header at all. Not sure quite what to expect; other developers have also expressed some confusion over this.
Perhaps beta 3?
For those of us who track such things, Windows and Macintosh build numbers are now 6,0,60,65, with the Linux version at 6,0,60,67.
Don't forget that Macromedia is offering prizes for the top two testers who submit the "highest number of good-quality new bugs". Besides helping ensure their companies' and client's product work in the next release of the Flash Player, top testers will choose any one of the following: a copy of Macromedia Studio MX, a Microsoft XBox, or a Sony PlayStation 2.Posted by Lewis Francis at November 14, 2002 10:09 PM