0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2014 5:57 PM by chris.campbell

    2/20/2014 - Beta - AIR

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      Adobe AIR Beta Channel Update


      This beta release provides access to the latest AIR runtime and SDK (with compiler) for Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android.


      With this release we've synchronized the AIR version number with Flash Player at version 13.


      Below are some of the key features and benefits of AIR 13.0.  Please see our release notes for full details.



      New Features:


      • Supplementary Characters Enhancement Support for TextField

      This is a desktop enhancement for supporting surrogate pairs in the TextField control.  Now, characters out of the Basic Multilingual Plane(BMP) with Unicode code points between U+10000 and U+10FFFF will work correctly in the TextField control.  It greatly enlarges the code point range we support and includes characters like emotion symbols (emoticons) and complex CCJK characters.  This feature has been under an extended beta period.  We anticipate this being included into the release version of the Runtime 13 release.


      • New Stage3D texture wrapping modes - Currently you can set the wrapping mode of a texture to either clamp or repeat.  Using the repeat option will repeat the texture on both the U and V axis.  However, in some use cases, you might only want to repeat the texture on only one axis, either u or v.  This is now possible with two new parameters: REPEAT_U_CLAMP_V and CLAMP_U_REPEAT_V.


      • Stage3D Anti-Aliasing for Render texture - Anti-Aliasing is a useful technology to improve image quality.  We've now implemented hardware based Multisampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) on desktop platforms.  To enable this please set the level from 0 to 4  in Context3D's setRenderToTexture().

      0 = 1 subsample, no antialiasing

      1 = 2 subsamples, minimal antialiasing

      2 = 4 subsamples, medium  high-quality antialiasing

      3 = 8 subsamples,  high-quality antialiasing

      4 = 16 subsamples, very high-quality antialiasing



      Known Issues:

      • 3688307 - Creating an associative array element supplied with a blank name maps to array[0] when casting ObjectEncoding.AMF3 or ObjectEncoding.DEFAULT on a ByteArray instead of throwing an Exception
      • 3693068: [Android] Android 4.2.2 update causes AIR app to show black screen on app launch.
      • 3710513 - playerglobal.swc has not been updated to the latest version



      Fixed Issues:

      • 3697497 : [iOS] Icon 60x60 support should be added for iPhones with iOs 7.
      • 3705986 : [iOS] New packaging engine fails to package KingsRoad
      • 3697213 : [iOS] -useLegacyAOT no doesn't seem to work when Debugging on Device
      • 3690077 : [iOS][7]Stage goes blank after device rotation
      • 3689122 : [iOS]StageText charcode always return 0 on iOS.



      About the Beta Channel


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      You can find instructions for getting started with this release here: AIR Labs Page


      We encourage you to let us know what you think on our AIR Labs Forum