2 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2008 6:15 AM by robtech2000

    which Flash Runtime

    FrAgFo0d Level 1
      Hi All,

      Just recently I got in trouble with publishing a AIR app in Flash CS3
      ('namespace is invalid in the application descriptor file')

      To solve this problem I had to uninstall and reinstall Flash CS3
      Now the publishing will work, however whne I trie to install the *.air file I will get a new error:

      'This application requires a version of Adobe AIR which is no longer supported'

      The AIR patch for Flash which I installed is:
      flashcs3_air_extension_p3_en_121407.exe

      This one came from the adobe labs site:
      http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/AIR:Flash_CS3_Professional_Update

      However on another page on Adobe.com
      ( http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/downloads.html)

      I can download another runtime: flash9-en_US_9_0_3_Update.exe


      And the runtime I installed for the computer itself came from:
      http://get.adobe.com/air/

      And is the file:
      AdobeAIRInstaller.exe
      (Adobe AIR 1.0.1 Installer)


      So as you can see it is starting to get a bit confusing.
      Since I reinstalled the AdobeAIRInstaller and still have this problem, I think the problem might start with
      the publishing of the difference between the different patches you can use for Flash

      the:
      flashcs3_air_extension_p3_en_121407.exe

      and the:
      flash9-en_US_9_0_3_Update.exe

      So which patch should I use to get Adobe AIR working as it supposed to?


        • 1. Re: which Flash Runtime
          FrAgFo0d Level 1
          OK It took me some time but I finally know what part to install.

          The flash9-en_US_9_0_3_Update.exe you can find on
          http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/downloads.html

          Is the correct flash update.
          • 2. Re: which Flash Runtime
            Hi FragFood!

            I received the same error "Namespace is invalid in the application descriptor file" repeatedly on many computers (XP/Vista) and here is how i repeatedly worked around it.

            I made a step-by-step sheet explaining exactly how to install Flash CS3 (9.0) with the Latest Flash Player (v9.0.124), and with Adobe AIR (1.0) as of today (3/May/2008).


            If you have already installed Flash CS3
            Uninstall Flash CS3
            Goto all the "Program Data" folders, RENAME/DELETE the "en" folder
            Goto "Program Files" folder, RENAME/DELETE the "en" folder


            Now to get the latest version of Flash CS3 installed!
            Please follow these steps exactly; each one is extremely important.


            Installing Adobe Flash CS3
            #1. Install Flash CS3
            #2. Open Flash, Close it

            Installing Adobe AIR Runtime
            #3. Download & Install "AdobeAIRInstaller.exe"
            ---> Adobe AIR Download Center

            Installing Adobe Flash Player Update for Flash CS3 Professional (9.0.2) -- 12/12/2007
            #4. Download & Install "flash9-en_US_9_0_2_Update.exe"
            ---> English/Windows, English/Macintosh, Other Languages

            Installing Adobe AIR Update for Flash CS3 Professional -- 2/25/2008
            #5. Download & Install "flash9-en_US_9_0_3_Update.exe"
            ---> English/Windows, English/Macintosh, Other Languages

            Installing Adobe AIR update beta 3 for Flash CS3 Professional – Updated 12/14/07
            #6. Download & Install "flashcs3_air_extension_p3_en_121407.exe"
            ---> Multi-lingual/Windows, Multi-lingual/Macintosh, Other Languages
            #7. Open Flash, Close it

            Installing Adobe AIR Update for Flash CS3 Professional -- 2/25/2008
            #8. Install "flash9-en_US_9_0_3_Update.exe" again
            ---> see #5
            #9. Open Flash, Close it

            Installing Adobe Flash Player Update for Flash CS3 Professional -- 04/17/2008
            #10. Browse to "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS3", DELETE the "Players" folder
            #11. Download "flash_player_update6_flash9.zip"
            ---> Multi-lingual/Windows/Macintosh
            #12. Copy the "Players" folder from "flash_player_update6_flash9.zip"
            #13. Paste into "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS3"


            To test your Flash Player installation... (Optional)
            Open Flash
            Create New > Flash File (AS 3)
            File > Publish Settings
            Checkmark "Windows Projector .exe", OK
            File > Save, Save it someplace with any name
            File > Publish
            Now browse to the folder you saved the FLA File
            Look at your EXE File
            You should see a "Red colored square" icon instead of the usual "Blue colored circle" one

            To test your AIR installation... (Optional)
            Open Flash
            Create New > Flash File (AIR)
            Click OK on the message that appears
            File > Save, Save it someplace with any name
            Commands > "AIR - Create AIR file"
            Then on the dialog that appears asking you for a Digital Certificate:
            Press Create...
            Type some info, and a password, and save it into the same folder you saved the FLA File
            Now type the same password again, Press OK
            If you see an error "Unable to contact timestamping server", press "Continue without timestamping"
            You should see a message "AIR File has been created" !!!



            Enjoy Flash CS3 with the Latest Flash Player (v9.0.124), and with Adobe AIR (1.0) !!

            Faithfully,
            Robin.