I have already mentionned this on the Flash Player forum but
I was wondering if others experience the same.
I'm working on a project that implements a Jabber chat
client. The primary connection method is an XMLSocket. However, a
FW disabling direct access can block that type of communication
(even when one uses proxies) so we came up with a backup connection
mechanism for when the socket fails, namely HTTP Binding.
from the Jabber server. I started work on this when Beta3 came out
and it was working just fine until monday, when I decided to
install the trial version of Flex2 and the final Flash player 9
version for both IE and FF while waiting for the official license
pack I ordered last week.
After testing with the 'final' product I noticed that the
application under FF (and all the other browsers that don't use the
ActiveX plugin for the player) started to show performance issues
when connecting via http binding. First I thought it was because I
was using the FlexAjaxBridge which is not up to date but after
removing that one and implementing my own ExternalInterface
approach I noticed the same behaviour.
Basically, what happens is that when I call the JScript
function for the 3rd time the Flex application freezes. After a
while it recovers but next time I execute the function again it
freezes again, but for a longer time. And so on until the
application hangs for ever. What's weird is that if I type
something in a text field it is send over to JS and it receives
data, but the Flex application doesn't display it because of this
(semi) freezing state. Probably doesn't make a lot of sense :)
I tested this with Opera and I have the same behaviour there.
With IE it works perfect as it did with Beta3.
Now what's even more interesting is that at work we have a
couple of Mac boxes. So I figured to test it on those and there it
does work with FireFox! (not with Safari but that's because it
doesn't support the Ajax stuff).
Anyway, it's a bit annoying that something which worked just
fine with Beta3 seems to fail now. I'm still trying to figure out
what the best contact option is to bring this up with Adobe. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.
p.s.: Any news on the Linux version of the Player? :)