Adobe Shockwave

At some point in the last couple of months, Adobe produced a new version of Shockwave: There may have been an announcement, but I didn’t see it.

There’s no mention of the new version on the Shockwave 12 release notes page, so it’s difficult to know what changed. It would be handy to know whether Shockwave includes any security fixes.

Meanwhile, the main Shockwave download page serves up version, and the Shockwave checker definitely detects earlier versions and recommends installing version

So Adobe is just being lazy with version announcements, release notes, and other web-based resources. Thanks for nothing, Adobe.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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