Adobe AIR 2 Released

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Adobe has just released a major update to Adobe AIR - the platform that Market Samurai and Domain Samurai run on.

The update included a whole host of technical improvements and additions.

This has caused a lot of buzz here in at Samurai HQ!

It’s hard not be infected by contagious excitement when you hear our tech team excitedly chattering about how they’re going to use these to make Market Samurai and Domain Samurai even better!

We’re coming into exciting times!

But the winds of change bring both good and bad fortunes.

Like all new software being released to the public from beta, the Adobe AIR 2 release will have some positive and negative impacts during the early transition phase and into the future.

Despite all of the exciting “Good News” in our future, there’s also some “Bad News” – at least in the short term during the early transition phase to this new technology.

The Good News…

More Efficiency:

Applications such as Market Samurai running on Adobe AIR 2 will be faster and demand fewer system resources to run.

This means that users should see an immediate improvement in performance, particularly on less powerful machines.

More Speed:

Adobe AIR 2 has an improved JavaScript engine which works up to twice as fast as the old one. This means that we should be able to get Market Samurai and Domain Samurai working faster and more efficiently.

Stronger System Integration:

The latest update to Adobe AIR also improves the platforms integration with your system.

This gives the developers a number of exciting new tools that they can use to make major improvements to Market Samurai.

These tools will make a number of features that were previously difficult or impossible to implement far more feasible.

BUT… There’s Bad News Too…

A major change like this will always have some teething problems – and people who have upgraded to Adobe AIR 2.0 have already reported several bugs (including an issue with the Publish Content module.)

If You Spot a Bug…

We’re currently working hard to identify and solve all of these problems as they arise.

However if you notice any bugs please submit a support ticket to let us know!

(We’re working overtime right now to identify and stomp every issue that might have arisen from this update – but like always, we value your help spotting problems we might have missed.)

A Temporary Solution…

In the mean time – if any Adobe AIR 2 related bugs are interrupting your work you can downgrade to the previous version of Adobe AIR via these links:

If you have any other questions or concerns about the upgrade to Adobe AIR 2, or if you want to share some feedback with us, then please let us know. :)

Miriam Parkinson
Noble Samurai