Adobe to release 64-bit Flash for Linux
In response to growing demand from open source users, Adobe will today release a 64-bit version of its Flash 10 player for Linux.
The 64-bit version will be an alpha release and will be followed by versions for other platforms at a later date.
Adobe said that while it planned to release the 64-bit version for other platforms soon, it was the Linux community that had most often asked for this release.
CNet reports that Adobe said the “release of this alpha version of 64-bit Flash Player on Linux is the first step in delivering on Adobe’s plans to make Flash Player native 64-bit across platforms. We chose Linux as our initial platform in response to numerous requests in our public Flash Player bug and issue management system and the fact that Linux distributions do not ship with a 32-bit browser or a comprehensive 32-bit emulation layer by default.
“With this prelease, Flash Player 10 is now a full native participant on 64-bit Linux distributions. We are committed to bringing native 64-bit Flash Player to Windows and Mac in future releases. We expect to provide native support for 64-bit platforms in an upcoming major release of Flash Player. Windows, Macintosh and Linux players are expected to ship simultaneously moving forward.”