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[Platform_Windows]AIR.SWF in-browser API is broken with FP 188.8.131.52 + Chrome 21 + Windows
The AIR.SWF in-browser API, as documented here:
is no longer working in Chrome 21 on Windows. It reports that AIR isn't installed when it really is.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In AS3, download the air.swf from http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/browserapi/air.swf
2. After air.swf is loaded, call the SWF's getStatus() method.
getStatus returns "available" even though AIR is actually installed.
According to the air.swf docs, getStatus() should return "installed" when AIR is installed.
See the attached project, airFromBrowser.fxp, which contains code that reproduces the problem (its pretty much taken from the AIR.SWF in-browser API docs, however).
|Found In Build||11.3.300.271|
|Fixed In Build|
3:45:33 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 9, 2015
Make Air install useless...
4:12:28 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
I'm trying to launch our air app from chrome but as of 11.9 this fix does not work
8:14:18 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 7, 2013
Having some functionality work for other browsers but not chrome is truly frustrating. Its works perfectly for firefox and IE, and the fact that it doesn't work for chrome will push a lot of users away from using AIR. This bug seems to have been brushed under the carpet. Even a simple workaround would be greatly appreciated by many developers
5:55:28 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 17, 2012
This is the 3rd 'hard' bug in relation to Adobe AIR since August ...
- this problem
- Shared Object
FIX IT ASAP!
7:26:35 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 19, 2012
my app don't run if it hasn't received arguments from browser; so no browser invocation => no app.
2:25:21 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 6, 2012
This is making it very difficult for our customers using chrome to install our AIR application from a secure web page.
Fortunately, we have started porting our apps to a different platform - still no browser based install, but also no runtime requirements and we have an ETA on this.
11:28:19 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 1, 2012
It's November already.
Any updates? Please at least tell us what's current progress.
We deserve to know !!!
5:36:36 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 25, 2012
We are loosing customers because of this problem. The just give up trying to install our product. Please Please fix.
3:51:18 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 17, 2012
This is rather embarassing. ANd its damaging my work
6:06:42 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 10, 2012
our users are unable to install our adobe air based application using google chrome browser.
8:57:47 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 4, 2012
That impacts our business directly. We've been using this for years now without any problem and now it is broken.
We use the badge install for subscribers.
3:27:21 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 4, 2012
RIA ? we can't create buissnes apps, becouse they're not working properly...
8:10:40 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 20, 2012
When i try to launch AIR app via google chrome browser, nothing happens. In IE en FF it works without a problem.
12:10:01 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 17, 2012
This is causing a very negative first experience for customers. I can't believe this isn't a higher priority for Adobe, I thought they were committed to Air moving forward but this is definitely making developers who chose Air look like they made a really poor decision.
10:51:07 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 15, 2012
Successful installs down to 8%
2:30:42 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 14, 2012
this is a critical feature for many desktop apps. A solution is past due.
3:55:13 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 10, 2012
Between this and the Encrypted Local Store problem in 3.4, I'm really at a loss for words.
9:50:05 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 10, 2012
Any update on this? This is making for a lot of angry clients....
1:17:33 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 6, 2012
Being able to navigate into our air applications via a web-link is essential!
1:08:10 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 5, 2012
We are losing business because of this bug.
People are coming to our site and can't install our AIR app, this has to be fixed ASAP!!!!
We are losing business because of this bug.
You can't just break the AIR Badge and leave it like that for days....
New Witness Media
9:17:42 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 5, 2012
The 2 Adobe AIR apps that i built for a client can no longer be downloaded from their web site using the Adobe AIR badge installer. This is a major pain as they have a large Chrome base.
6:56:00 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 4, 2012
I find the fact that, particularly given the severity, this issue has gone unresolved for so long to be incredibly disconcerting, if not alarming outright. Surely someone at Adobe must have been responsible for monitoring the Chrome roadmap and was aware of the impending NPAPI -> PPAPI transition! Further exacerbating this problem is the lax response:
"We're aware of this issue but neither Adobe nor Google have a solution planned at this time."
"Last I heard we had at least one developer investigating this issue"
"Flash Pepper (PPAPI) plug-in will be supported in Adobe Connect 9 later this year. Until then, use one of the following workarounds."
"I wanted to let you know that I hear you and I've relayed the sentiment along. I'm working on getting additional information from my management team."
Hasn't this platform been damaged enough by poor messaging?
Worse, what does this say about the corporate culture and standards at Adobe when the single employee responding on the message boards can't seem to get management's attention for a problem this crippling?
Isn't this... possibly... an EMERGENCY?!?
9:48:14 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 30, 2012
we've deployed some AIR widgets in our BSCW groupware (www.bscw.de) using recommended AIR Badge installer and now chrome users are unable to install the widgets. please fix asap!
2:02:56 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 30, 2012
Localconnection is broken,
air runtime detection is broken,
air application detection is broken.
according to this comment on google bugtracker http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=140854#c35
google is already providing a pepper broker to implement those features.
PLEASE IMPLEMENT THOSE FEATURES! CHROME ON WINDOWS IS MORE THAN 35% OF THE WEB SHARE!!!
Abdul Rehman Malik
1:25:07 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 29, 2012
None of my thousands of chrome users can install my AIR app using a badge.
2:23:54 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 27, 2012
Breaks initial configuration of our app. Very critical.
2:20:10 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 27, 2012
Breaks deployment of our app. Critical!
1:03:38 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 23, 2012
Makes the AIR platform and everyone using it look bad. This is a must fix problem.
11:13:38 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 21, 2012
This bug breaks our project-management software! Please fix this!
8:47:25 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 21, 2012
AIR install badge no longer works.
7:54:59 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 21, 2012
Need the fix ASAP. This is blocker to our release.
10:29:07 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 20, 2012
We are working on a site for about a year now and we can't launch with this huge blocking issue. Please fix.
10:26:22 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 20, 2012
Prevents multiple apps we are working on from working at all. Please fix.
3:04:44 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 18, 2012
This bug is preventing me from interfacing my desktop AIR application with its sister web-based SWF.
3:39:31 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 17, 2012
This is a must have feature. Please fix this ASAP.
2:03:56 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 17, 2012
For past 12 months we spent a lot of time and money working on a project that uses a combination of Flash and Adobe Air. The project is now close to completion, but last week the release of Chrome 21, which contains Pepper Flash on Windows broke the Air web installation functionality in our project. Our beta release date is in 2 weeks, so I need to know how long do Adobe think will take to fix the problem?
4:07:58 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 16, 2012
All Chrome users are blocked from downloading our app.
8:20:38 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 16, 2012
One of my sites relies heavily on Adobe AIR install badges, so it's now mostly useless...
This needs to be fixed!
5:43:51 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 16, 2012
Definitely needs addressed. Support nightmare here...
11:41:55 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
This breaking a boatload of apps on the web, please Adobe, get in touch with Google and fix this a.s.a.p.
7:37:56 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
It eliminates a very large market from proceeding with our product. Bad user experience = lost revenue = cancelled projects. Fixing this problem helps keep jobs.
6:46:59 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
AIR applications can not be installed from a badge, that's a very serious issue.
6:32:10 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
This is a major bug affecting our application. It is blocking all Windows Chrome users.
6:12:37 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
Our app is broken on Chrome due to this issue, please fix ASAP!!!
5:28:39 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
Any help with this issue would be much appreciated. Current functionality is blocking an important user experience.
5:20:56 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
Adobe, please fix this ASAP! This bug completely destroys an MVP feature in our application.
3:06:05 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
A comment from adobe would helpful
12:39:17 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
Adobe please fix asap!!! This is a real issue and breaks AIR in Chrome across the web.
12:14:24 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
This is a core feature in a product I'm responsible for.
11:59:38 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
We see the same issue with chrome 21
11:50:46 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
Packaged air app breaks when using chrome 21.
Carol L. Frampton
11:46:41 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
We can't properly distribute our app.
11:37:59 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
Without this functionality we can't install an air application.
11:34:59 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
I use badge installers and this destroys the process and my credibility.
11:12:39 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
This breaks our application on Chrome. We rely both on the badge install, as well as LocalConnection communication between Flash and AIR, both of which are broken with this update.
Adobe/Google - please do what it takes to resolve both of these issues.
11:02:03 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
This problem renders our application unusable in Chrome without modification to the plugin configuration, as our app relies on using browser-based launch feature after it has been installed. Browser-based launch fails, even if the app is properly installed.
10:53:58 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
This breaks our app. Please fix this ASAP
10:42:47 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
This bug is impacting our badge downloader as well.
10:38:35 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
Google Chrome team says that Adobe is the responsible of resolve the bug with the new APIs. Please resolve this in order to avoid a new fail from Adobe regarding Flash Player. Thanks in advance.
10:34:22 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
We have 2500+ daily users using this feature on Air. Please fix.
10:26:57 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
We've created Air apps for multiple clients and anyone using Chrome as their browser is now going to think that a) it's broken and b) we're incompetent
Erik de Bruin
10:19:19 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 15, 2012
We can't properly distribute our app to our customers anymore