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Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:18 pm   Post subject: Flash - Which Version to Publish To?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of publishing to Flash 10 or 11?


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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:34 am   Post subject: Re: Flash - Which Version to Publish To?

There can be two types of difference between versions of Flash Player:

From end user point of view.
1. From application developer point of view.
2. From the end user point of view differences are not so big. Performance, player size, security fixes.

But every new version of Flash Player brings new APIs, language and runtime environment changes. So with new versions of Flash Player end users can use web applications which uses these new advantages.

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Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:21 pm   Post subject: Re: Flash - Which Version to Publish To?

To add onto this response - It would matter mostly if you were actually developing the Flash application, in which case you're not - you're just choosing the Flash Player version to publish to, which the end user is required to have to play your content.

Flash Player 10 was first released in 2008, and had its final update in 2011. That's a long time ago, and lots has changed - it's old. Flash Player 11 followed, in 2011, and went on through the end of 2013. Version 12 came out, and we are now on version 13 (very recently).

The only reason to choose 10 over 11 is if you think your users wouldn't have a later version and couldn't get a later version installed. I doubt that'd actually be the case, so I'd say just go with 11 no matter what. With market saturation for versions 11 & 12 being so high, there's no reason to go with an older player.

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