apple update includes flash player (9.0.28)…

If, as suggested by JD’s post, the latest Adobe Flash Player will continue to be included in Apple System updates, this can only be a good thing for shoring-up and keeping the installed base current.

Unfortunately this morning’s update trampled over my debug player (already at version 9.0.28) replacing it with the standard plug-in. This is going to hit loads of developers similarly. It would be nice if Apple could add a rule to the updater to respect the presence of the debug player. That said, it isn’t a big deal to simply re-run the player’s installer from the Adobe Flex Builder 2 ‘Player’ folder.

7 Comments

  • I saw your comment on JD’s blog, and I was wondering if you could point me to where to update the debug flash player(I like to keep everything up to date). I am currently using 9.0r16, seems like you have found a newer version.

    I don’t have the flex builder, as I use a ANT script to compile flex. Is there a download on adobe’s page without downloading flex builder.

    I already tried the trial of flex builder on the mac, WOW!, but it ran out:(
    I wish I had the money for it, but I am a poor student who just likes player with flex`-`

  • The debug player I am using is 9.0.28. It is included in Flex Builder 2 (2.0.1) full version. The Beta contained a previous version, not sure what version is in the current trial.

    Looks like you can get it from this page on the Adobe site (I haven’t tried myself)…
    http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

    Having said all that, I’m not sure how useful the debug version player is to you in your current setup? It simply provides the hooks for a debug application to communicate with the running SWF. In my case that is the Flex Builder debug tool then in future, the yet-to-be-released Flash 9 IDE. I’m not aware of any 3rd party or OpenSource debug tools capable of hooking into the debug player?

    As for the pricing, you’d pay less in Hawaii than I had to in the UK. ( http://creacog.wordpress.com/2007/01/22/flex-builder-2-uk-pricing-groan/ ). Also I think Adobe have education pricing for students? http://www.adobe.com/education/students/

  • Hi,
    Thanks so much for the link, I was able to find the debug version for the mac`-` I replaced my old one with this one(9.0r28). I am not sure if this makes any difference, but I do like to keep the latest version of the player.

    WOW! 29% more, that is crazy! I checked the education site, thank for the link. I have bought all my Adobe software from the bookstore at school here in Hawaii.

    I have the flash 9 preview, which also has the version 9.0r16, so I guess it does not matter about this new version.

    The is a swf preview that I use in eclipse, I am not sure if it connects to the debug player, but it is a way to view swf files in eclipse(without flex builder).

    Thanks so much for your help`-`
    I am a newbie at this, after taking Java and Coldfusion at the University of Hawaii I discovered flex, and I love it!

  • Thank you creacog !
    I just checked the education store for flex builder, and it costs $99.00, I am so stoked! I can even afford this.

    Thanks so much for pointing this out to me, I owe you big time`-`
    Thanks again

  • I miss being a student.

  • Hi Creacog,
    I read your blog as well as the comments on the page. I am a student right now and I am working on a small project. I am eager to work on the debug player. Can you tell me the location from where I can download the flash debug player for an Intel MAC?

    I have no problem to even work with older version of the flash debug player.
    Please help me..

    Thanks in Advance
    Nirmal

  • Hi Nirmal. The page I link to from my comment of 15th March includes a link to the Intel MAC version.


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