I have the same question.
A college of mine has spent the last 2 weeks working on a wonderful bit of software only to find out our network only has Flash Player 9, and won't be updated.
Any thoughts on how to make this work?
I'm looking for the same answer. We are using Catalyst to generate prototypes to test with a large customer base, and many of them won't have Flash player 10 installed. I hope somebody out there knows the answer to this.
Flash Catalyst projects use Flex 4, which in turn requires Flash Player 10. Among other things, Catalyst relies on FP 10 features to render text that accurately matches your original imported comps, and to support the "rotate 3D" effects available in the timeline.
For general web deployment, this requirement shouldn't be a major obstacle: Flash Player 10 is on 95%+ of Internet-connected computers in most markets (and probably 75%+ of enterprise desktops). Of course circumstances vary, so I apologize if you're stuck due to working in an environment where FP 10 isn't available yet. In these cases, while you'll have to write your final app in a different technology like Flex 3, we hope you'll still find Catalyst to be a valuable rapid-prototyping tool during earlier stages of production.
Thanks for Replying Peter.
We will wait for the big machine to roll out FP10 on our machines. Might be quite some time!
Is a workaround possible if you export the project to Flash Builder?
IT will never update the machines here.
The only workaround would be to backport your project to Flex 3.x, which is the last version of the Flex SDK that supported Flash Player 9. That would be a substantial amount of work.
Flash Player 9 is nearing five years old, so we'll cross our fingers that your organization upgrades soon!
I found a way to update the Flash plugin on my own workstation by just copying over the DLL. Although IT restrictions prevent me from opening folders on the C: drive or copying files over through the command prompt, I was able to extract a file to the C: drive using WinZip.
As I understand it, the Adobe license restricts distribution of that DLL, so I can't just give it to everyone at work and tell them to copy it over.