Adobe has just made the prerelease version of Flash Player 10 available for download for Mac, Windows and Linux.
Flash 10,which Adobe today officially released was previously known under the code name “Astro,” adds a large number of new features to the Flash player like 3D support, the new text engine, and the Pixel Bender image processor, which was formerly known as Hydra.
The new version of Flash will also sport a new text rendering engine that will allow developers to create their own text controls.The new text rendering engine will debut on Adobe Labs later this year.Adobe expects to ship a final version of Flash Player 10 later this year.
Flash Player 10 is available at www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer. for Windows, Mac, and Linux, with a Solaris version to follow.
For the full list of features and known issues, check out the release notes.