Macromedia Ships Flash Player 7 for Solaris

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-09-16 Print this article Print

The latest version features SOAP support for Web services connectivity.

Macromedia Inc. Thursday announced the immediate availability of its Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Solaris. Officials at the San Francisco-based company said Macromedia Flash Player 7 offers better performance and provides a consistent cross-platform experience. It features SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) support for Web services connectivity and its support for CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) enables developers to blend HTML and Flash, officials said.
"Macromedia wants to ensure that Solaris users can experience the proven effectiveness of Flash on their platform of choice," said Jeff Whatcott, vice president of product management at Macromedia, in a statement. "More enterprise customers are using Breeze to improve their communications and Flex to deliver better application front ends. This release extends the reach of those applications to Solaris workstations."
Click here to read about how Macromedia is bolstering Flex with a new development environment. Also in a statement, Steve Pelletier, vice president of Network Identity, Communications & Portal at Sun Microsystems Inc., said: "Sun Microsystems and Macromedia worked closely together to share resources to help bring Macromedia Flash Player 7 to the Solaris platform. The Solaris OS redefines what an operating system should be, and Macromedia Flash Player changes the face of content and applications online, so this is a perfect match for our customers. Check out eWEEK.coms Application Development Center for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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