Macromedia has announced Flash Player 7 for Linux, a version of its rich Internet client that is bundled with Linux operating systems from several suppliers and boasts Soap support.
Featuring improvements in performance, security, and development capabilities, Flash Player 7 for Linux ships with Linux operating systems distributed by Novell, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Turbolinux.
Flash Player offers integrated graphics, video, audio and data capabilities for web applications. Cascading style sheet support will blend HTML and Flash with consistent formatting, while Soap support provides web services connectivity for service-oriented architectures.
Flash Player is a runtime for internet applications developed with the Macromedia Flex presentation server. It is also the runtime for interactive content created with the Flash authoring tool.
Security enhancements include a tighter security model for cross-domain data sharing. Data can be made available to Flash applications through the use of policy files on the web server that grant access to named requesting domains.