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Flash Player Versioning Moving Forward

Posted October 21, 2008 by senocular

As Emmy Huang points out, version numbers for Flash Player 10 have changed. Basically, we're now using all of the 4 identifier values in the Flash Player version string. Before, Flash Player basically used the scheme major,0,build,0. Now, the scheme is major,minor,maintenance,build. This means that for "dot releases" of Flash Player, the minor build can be incremented to give us something like 10.1 and 10.2 etc. (Finally!) Though, granted, there are a lot more numbers to look at now. At least the new format is completely backwards compatible so it you only look at the first and third values, you'll still be able to distinguish between player versions.