Flash 8 Player Beta Goes Public
Macromedia releases its test version of "Maelstrom" to the masses.On Tuesday, Macromedia quietly published a test version of its new Flash 8 player, code-named "Maelstrom" on its Web site. The download site says that the player is currently in public beta and is being made available so consumers and professional users can test their content in the new player and make sure there are no compatibility problems. "Please help us ensure that this release will be of the highest quality by installing and using these players," the site said. "Please let us know as soon as possible if you encounter any issues."
Computers running the Windows 98 operating system or later and Macintosh OSX 10.1 or later can support the new test version of the player.