Flash Camp Birmingham ‘09 – June 16th, 12-8pm


From the official website:

Flash Camp Birmingham is a completely free event organised by the Midlands Flash Platform User Group.

Over an afternoon and evening, experts in Flash, Flex and AIR will share their knowledge through presentations and talks. Come and meet the some of the Adobe team, Community Leaders and network with fellow developers and designers.

Whether you’re just getting started with the Flash Platform, or consider yourself a pro, there’s something for you!

This is the schedule:

  • 13:00 | Keynote – Enrique Duvos (Adobe Systems)
  • 13:30 | Getting started with Flex & PureMVC – Simon Bailey (Newtriks)
  • 14:15 | Break, networking & registration for new arrivals
  • 14:45 | Head first Flex 4 Component Development – Mike Jones (FlashGen)
  • 15:30 | Skinning components with Degrafa & FXG – James Whittaker (RefreshingApps)
  • 16:15 | Break, networking & registration for new arrivals
  • 16:45 | Away3D and the future of 3D in Flash – Rob Bateman (Away3D)
  • 17:30 | Rapid prototyping & motion design on mobile devices – Anthony & Jerome Ribot (Ribot)
  • 18:15 | Break, networking & the bar’s open!
  • 18:30 | Adobe On Tour: Presenting Flex 4 & Flash Catalyst (Adobe Systems)
  • 19:30 | Panel: Everything you wanted to know about contracting & freelancing, but were scared to ask Q&A
    Stefan Richter (FlashComGuru), Ross Fleming (TEKSystems), Mike Jones, Simon Bailey
  • 20:15 | Prize draws & closing presentation
  • 20:30 | Event ends

To register visit the official website.
See you there!

Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Update (10.0.2)

This update for Flash CS4 Professional (10.0.2) addresses issues related to compiling large projects. Specifically, it addresses stability and performance issues related to large animation files, such as timeline scrubbing and looping and nested movie clips, as well as text handling. For more details, read the technote. For more about this update from Richard Galvan, product manager for Adobe Flash Professional, visit Richard Galvan’s blog.

From the technote:

Issue addressed by the Adobe Flash CS4 Professional update (10.0.2):

Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional (10.0.2) addresses issues regarding the compiling of large project files as well as the following key issues:

  • Performance issues when dragging objects on stage, scrubbing the timeline, entering symbol edit mode in large AS 2.0 and AS 3.0 files.
  • Performance issues when opening large files or files with many nested symbols.
  • Performance issues when working in the library such as scrolling, selecting items in the library, dragging item to stage, editing symbol from library.
  • Several crashes involving creating a text field on stage and opening certain files.
  • Graphic symbol looping setting changes when apply color effect to instance in Properties Inspector.
  • gotoAndPlay("framelabel") compiles differently in CS3 versus CS4
  • Put back the JSAPI that allows users to publish FLA files without opening them fl.publishDocument( flaURI [, publishProfile] );

Bugs fixed in this release:

  1. AS2 Doc Crashes CS4 when buttons not rendered correctly
  2. Auto Format beaks the code if encounters ++ or — with an array inside if statement
  3. Clicking through movie clip with large preview takes long to select in the Library in AS 3.0 file
  4. Scrubbing and pressing Enter to play timeline is not smooth, slower in AS3 documents
  5. Width and Height of instance incorrect after frame 2 if apply tween to instance with filter
  6. 3D tools appear incorrectly to a child movie clip when applying skew and rotation to the parent 2d movie clip.
  7. Changing Width/Height for nested 2d>3d movie clip from Property Inspector does not work. After scrubbing the hot text, it snaps back to the original size.
  8. Dragging from Library to Stage is slow in some files in CS4
  9. Selecting items in the library is slow in CS4
  10. Scrolling the library (vertical scroll bar) is slow compared to CS3
  11. In a FLA with lots of library items, double clicking a symbol "in the edit mode" hangs Flash on Mac.
  12. Library contents explode CS4 memory (CS3 sits at 75M)
  13. Performance issue with Stagecore (AS 3.0 fla) – scrubbing, moving, altering objects.
  14. Object visibility is compromised when created inside empty groups in AS 3.0 fla files.
  15. Double clicking symbol or symbol name in library hangs Flash; library contains a lot of items
  16. Text with device font disappears when it is selectable
  17. Component parameters don’t work for scenes greater than scene 1
  18. Selecting frames with textfields is a lot slower if the Components Inspector panel is opened
  19. Empty maskee incorrectly renders mask invisible rather than visible
  20. Crash when opening a FLA that uses a font symbol whose name was identical to the Postscript name of the underlying font (and the font is missing)
  21. Optimize a section within a shape leaves gaps in the shape
  22. Optimize opening and closing FLA files, frame manipulation for FLAs with many frames
  23. Win only: Crash on exit when the text field is in edit mode and clicking X button to quit without save
  24. Compiler errors when opening "Air Settings" while ADL still running.
  25. (screens) Timeline playhead can’t scrub and jitters when playing anything that spans frames
  26. gotoAndPlay("framelabel") compiles differently in CS3 versus CS4
  27. Scrubbing the timeline and selecting frames is much slower in CS4 than in CS3
  28. Crash when creating a text object on stage when there are corrupted fonts
  29. Graphic symbol looping setting changes when apply color effect to instance in Property Inspector
  30. Files with lots of nested clips suffer from performance issue (file open) in Flash CS4
  31. Edit in Place of 2d objects which has 3d movieclips nested inside is not functioning correctly.
  32. Edit in place is slow for complex instances in Flash Player 10 documents
  33. Breaking apart a nested movie clip erases instance name of child movie clip
  34. Efficient calculation between keyframes so dragging is faster and generally makes people happier if spans are long and complex.
  35. AS3 Components not compiling correctly when using the Component Definition dialog
  36. Windows Only: Flash crashes when double clicking a FLA to open while a current FLA is opened with text block selected
  37. Can’t interact with Flash because modal dialog is up (but hidden behind the workspace) when switching between applications
  38. From crash reporter: crash on Mac when double click to enter symbol edit mode (when the black dotted rectangle is drawn)
  39. Mac IDE flashes when right-clicking on Library after doing Test Movie
  40. Performance is slow after double clicking movie clip to enter edit mode and exit
  41. Setting an instance’s width and/or height to 1 makes W and H hot text unusable in the vertical PI.
  42. Hot text in the Vertical PI for X, Y, W, H displays only 1 decimal point while edit field displays 2
  43. Export image: Dimension values in Export dialog and Vertical PI do not match which is misleading to user.
  44. Crash when selecting text field on stage with many fonts on user’s system.
  45. Text Property Inspector is stuck and some controls on the PI are not drawn with certain fonts on user’s system
  46. The JSAPI that allows users to publish FLA files without opening them was inadvertantly removed when the Project Panel was deprecated.
  47. "Export classes in frame" behavior is different in CS3 than in CS4
  48. Drag and drop large nested symbol from library to stage hangs Flash
  49. Dragging from Library to Stage slow on subsequent drag or after scrubbing the timeline
  50. Scrubbing and pressing Enter to play timeline is not smooth, slower in AS3 documents
  51. Width and Height of instance incorrect after frame 2 if apply tween to instance with filter
  52. Large amounts of text nested in a symbol causes performance problems in non-AS3 documents
  53. Playback in authoring is not smooth (playhead skips frames), cannot stop it when hitting enter, eventually hangs and takes long to respond (both AS 2.0 and AS 3.0)
  54. Performance Creating Exported Symbol when the classpath contains lots of files and folder
  55. Create ease, undo after first edit removes ease
  56. Selecting and deselecting raw shape after convert to symbol spikes memory and/or crashes
  57. FLA crash on open when fonts loaded
  58. Mac only: User input resets to previous setting when attempting to change any value in Vertical PI input area
  59. Accessing a Windows SWF after it has been moved or deleted crashes Flash
  60. Crashing when re-opening FLA after cancelling publish
  61. Crash in test movie when running a file with video and filters

You can download the update from here.