Charles wrote: > Was there ever a time when that was the norm? I'm not accusing you of > revisionist history, but the previous Linux version was released more than 3 > years ago, and Flash 8 wasn't released for Linux at all. I'd have to go through web archives to get dates for Macromedia Flash Player 4, 5, 6, and 7, but it usually took about a half-year to get out all the localizations and minority OS and related materials (like SDKs), after the market leaders were finalized. Adobe Flash Player 8 for Linux was the exception, because the v9 Player would arrive about half-a-year later... it would have been bad to present Player 8 for Linux and Player 9 for Mac/Win within the same week, so Linux went straight to the high-performance scripting engine, and skipped the short-term v8 generation. jd -- John Dowdell . Adobe Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd Aggregator: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks.