Adobe has released version 32 of Flash Player and the Integrated Runtime. This browser plugin makes it possible to play Flash content, including so-called rich Internet applications and streaming audio and video. Flash Player is built into Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, for other browsers it will have to be installed separately. The use has been on the decline for a while in favor of html5 and more and more browsers require an extra mouse click to still play Flash content. The release notes for this release are listed below.
Mac NPAPI Sandbox – Mozilla Firefox
The Mac NPAPI Flash sandbox is enabled by default on Firefox 62 and later. Disabling the sandbox requires using about:config to set “dom.ipc.plugins.sandbox-level.flash” to 0 and then restarting the browser. The sandbox is known to prevent the following features from working:
- Print to PDF from the Flash print dialog
- Print to “Open in Preview” from the Flash print dialog
- Quicklook in the File->Open dialog
- Saving files to the filesystem from a Flash applet
- Flash applets downloading and running the Adobe Air installer
- Flash triggering Adobe Air applications to run
Android AIR Runtime Play Store Availability
Adobe is unpublishing the shared AIR Runtime from the Google Play Store on September 11th, 2018. AIR applications that require the shared runtime will no longer be able to be able to access the required download from the Google Play Store. Adobe has not supported shared runtime packaging since AIR 26, and the vast majority of developers will not be impacted by this change. For those that still need access to the shared runtime APK, please see the Adobe AIR archive to download the appropriate version.
App Transport Security
With macOS 10.11, Apple has introduced App Transport Security (ATS) which mandates that applications use secure network connections over HTTPS only. Because this is a significant change, Apple has provided applications an override via NSAllowsArbitraryLoads which will allow insecure connections.
With AIR SDK 27, all AIR applications built for macOS will automatically have the NSAllowsArbitraryLoads key set as true in their info.plist file. This is a temporary solution. Apple may reject your application during the review process or disable the usage of NSAllowsArbitraryLoads in future OS updates. We recommend using secure network connections over HTTPS in your applications.
AIR tvOS Support Moved to Labs
To help focus our testing on the most popular platforms, we’ve decided to move tvOS support back to the AIR beta channel. The functionality remains the same and developers can download the latest SDK over at https://labs.adobe.com
Flash Player “Click to Play” Microsoft Office Support
Starting with Flash Player 30, existing “click to play” functionality for Microsoft Office version 2007 and earlier now applies to all Microsoft Office versions where Flash is allowed to run.
- Assorted security and functional fixes
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