4 March 2002
The news on Flash MX
The news on Flash MXis out and it looks pretty damn impressive again. New features:
- better arranged IDE
- they seems to have made some work on the actionscript editor as well, that was needed.
- debugger with breakpoints
- embedded video
- the event handling is improved, this is probably the best of all the new features.
- textfields and buttons are now finally objects
- shape drawing. John Dowell talked a little bit on this on the SVG developers list. Will make it possible to make Flash show SVG, at least Tiny or Basic.
- sound completion event
- can now load MP3 and jpegs from external sources
- Unicode support
- Anchors, makes the back and forward buttons in the browser usable in Flash
But, still the old binary file format… they don’t seem the get XML for real.