0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 28, 2013 4:47 PM by chris.campbell

    3/28/2013 - Flash Player 11.7.700.165 Beta

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      Flash Player Beta Channel Update


      Flash Player 11.7 builds are now available.  You can download Flash Player here: http://www.adobe.com/go/flashplayerbeta



      Important Area for Testing Focus: New Background Update Patch Mechanism


      Flash Player 11.7 beta includes a test of our new patch update mechanism for ActiveX and NPAPI Plug-In versions of Flash Player. This mechanism reduces the download size of a typical Flash Player update by about 75%. 


      Patches will only be downloaded and applied to systems running the latest current version of Flash Player (currently 11.7.700.141). Systems running any other version of Flash Player (i.e. 11.7.700.128) will continue to receive the full install. Like the standard Background Update mechanism, patch installers include multiple cryptographic checks to validate the authenticity and integrity of the patch prior to application..


      This change should be transparent; however, if you do experience installation problems, please let us know.



      About the Beta Channel


      Beta Versions of Flash Player are now available for automatic installation via our Background Update service. Please subscribe to automatically install or receive update availability notifications at runtime.

      If you would like real-time notification for announcements related to the Flash Player Beta Channel, please subscribe to our Twitter feed @FlashPlayerBeta, or Follow the Flash Player Beta forums by choosing Follow This Forum from the right-hand menu on the Forums page.


      You can find instructions for getting started with this release here: Flash Player 11.7 Labs Page


      We encourage you to let us know what you think over on our 11.7 Labs forums



      Notable Fixes and Enhancements


      • This build makes a change to the Background Update service in preparation for a subsequent test of a fix to the new Patch Installer mechanism over the next couple days.



      We encourage everyone to update to this release. A wide distribution is especially important to this feature for ensuring we release the best possible implementation.