Flash Player 10 beta (“Astro”) went public a few days ago and one of the main new “characteristics” is the one of the more use of the GPU. Flash Player keeps moving more and more processes from the CPU to the GPU. And as Tinic Uro (the human nature of the Flash Player) says, this doesn’t always mean faster processing. So it’s good to have a look on his post about “What does GPU acceleration mean?“.
Just in case you where in some cryogenic lab or in the spaceship with Sigourney Weaver and you have just landed on Earth, after you check if you carry any Alien baby, you can read about the new VERY HOT features of Flash Player baby 10 in Justin Everett-Church’s blog.
Anyway according to this article* I came across today, Photoshop CS4 (code-named “Stonehenge”) will have GPU acceleration as well.
So it’s obvious to wonder, is this the end of the CPU development as we know it today?
Is the day, that we will describe our machines by referring to the GPU as the 1st and most important piece of h/w instead of the CPU, really close?
*In case you read the above article, please have a look at John Nack’s blog also in order to be well informed..
Aren’t you just love Adobe?
Lets face it, Adobe it’s a Corporation. “They” (I’m using the quotes is a good way) created the Flash Platform and they could just keep it closed.. But no they didn’t. I’m not going to write about all the open source moves that Adobe has done, you can learn more here and here and you should definitely have a look at Aral Balkan’s post here in which he talks about the Flash Platform (one of the best posts I have ever read, bravo Aral! 😉 ).
I’m talking about a feature which will be really useful for a better Flash Player. Yea I know Flash Player baby is just a piece of paradise already but every single day new needs arrive. Adobe open the bug base for the Flash Player to the public, so now every Flash Platform developer can file bugs and future requests related to the Flash Player and Adobe will see, listen and read it. All you need is just a free account on the bag base page.
That is something that Adobe should have done a lot of years ago but as they say it’s never to late. All I have to say is Bravo to Adobe for such a move. This will definitely help Flash Player to be more strong and powerful than ever.
Go Flash Player, Go Adobe!
A new version of our little piece of paradise also known as Flash Player has being released today. Its version is 9.0.124. There are some new changes on the security model, actually the whole update is considered a security update and there is a article on the Developer Center with a lot of information.
Along with the new Flash Player, Adobe made a face lift on the Flash Player Download Center which is now more easy to use for a lot of people. Justin Everett-Church, the Sr. Product Manager for the Flash Player, has posted about the new version on his very informative blog.
Go Flash Player, Go Adobe!