Today we're pleased to announce that the next version of AIR is available for immediate download. AIR 17 adds both new features and important bug fixes for both desktop and mobile platforms!
Below are some of the key features and benefits of AIR 17. Please see our release notes for full details.
AIR 16 introduced support for compilation and packaging of iOS applications for both 32 bit and 64 bit platforms. With this improvement, we can now compile 32 and 64 bit architecture in parallel to cut packaging times up to 50 percent.
In recent releases of the Runtime we've added support for Standard and Standard Constrained Stage3D profiles. With AIR 17 we're adding a new Standard Extended Profile for iOS and Android devices that support GLES3. Availability of the “standardExtended" profile indicates the availability of AGAL3. The same profile name can then be used in requestContext3D and requestContext3DMatchingProfiles methods of Stage3D.
The “standardExtended” profile requires OpenGL ES 3.0 which is present on many high end smartphones and tablets. AGAL3 increases register limits for vertex attributes, fragment constants and tokens. While we're focusing on mobile first, we anticipate bringing this functionality to the desktop in a future update.
To assemble the new AGAL, update AGALMiniAssembler.as (AGAL v3) from https://github.com/adobe-flash/graphicscorelib/.
We've introduced a new ActionScript feature that allows hardware accelerated video to be used as a source texture in a Stage3D environment. Currently, using video with Stage3D requires the use of the Video object, which is not accelerated, and manipulation of the bitmap representations of the video frames. This new feature, called VideoTexture, allows direct access to a texture object that is sourced from a Netstream or Camera object. As of the first Flash Player 17 this feature is back and now available on AIR Mac, Windows and iOS. Look for Android support in an upcoming release. Please see the VideoTexture blog post for implementation details.
AIR 17 runtime for Windows: 188.8.131.52 Runtime Download
AIR 17 runtime for Macintosh: 184.108.40.206 Runtime Download
AIR 17 SDK & Compiler for Windows: 220.127.116.11 SDK & Compiler Download
AIR 17 SDK & Compiler for Macintosh: 18.104.22.168 SDK & Compiler Download
Note: To provide all the all the necessary tools for our developers in one place and avoid having to download multiple components, we are packaging Adobe AIR 17 SDK and ActionScript Compiler 2.0 in a single SDK called “Adobe AIR 17 SDK & Compiler”.
AIR SDK 17 (Compatible with Flex) for Windows: 22.214.171.124 SDK Windows Download
AIR SDK 17 (Compatible with Flex) for Macintosh: 126.96.36.199 SDK Macintosh Download
Previous versions of the AIR runtime and SDK can be found on the Archived AIR SDK and Runtimes page