Flash Player roadmap updated – cool features are coming!

Hey again!
Along with releasing Flash Player 11.2 / AIR 11.2 and publishing information about premium futures, Adobe updated their roadmap for the Flash runtimes today and revealed many awesome features coming to us this year!

Just look at this quick copy-paste:

Flash Player “Cyril”
Following the Flash Player 11.2 release, Adobe plans to do another release, code-named “Cyril”, which is targeted for a release in the second quarter of 2012.

Some of the features being planned:

  • Keyboard input support in full-screen mode
  • Improved audio support for working with low-latency audio
  • Ability to progressively stream textures for Stage 3D content
  • LZMA compression support for ByteArray
  • Frame label events
  • Support for compressing BitmapData to JPEG and PNG formats
  • Support for Mac OS X App Store application sandboxing requirements

Awesome, isn’t it?

Flash Player “Dolores”
Adobe is planning an additional Flash Player release in the second half of 2012. Code-named “Dolores”.

Some of the features being planned:

  • ActionScript workers (enables concurrent ActionScript execution on separate threads)
  • Support for advanced profiling
  • Support for more hardware-accelerated video cards (from 2005/2006) in order to expand availability of hardware accelerated content
  • Improved ActionScript performance when targeting Apple iOS
  • Performance index API to inform about performance capabilities of current environment
  • Release outside mouse event API
  • ActionScript 3 APIs to access the fast-memory opcodes (premium feature when used in conjunction with Stage3D APIs)

Even more awesome!
Flash is going to rock this year (again)!

Roadmap link: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplatform/whitepapers/roadmap.html

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