Adobe's chief software architect Kevin Lynch gave a glimpse of a few goodies for developers and designers meant to make media-rich Web sites run faster.
At the company's FlashForward conference on Wednesday, Lynch said that the next version of the Flash Player, code-named Astro, will have "significant performance improvements" for people making video-rich Web applications. That includes better manipulation of three-dimensional images, he said during a keynote presentation of the Flash developer conference.
After his talk, Lynch declined to give a date for when Astro will ship, but said he'll be providing more details at the upcoming Max conference in Chicago next month.
Also coming in the next few weeks will be an updated Flash Player 9, code-named Moviestar, which will include support for the H.264 video standard that will show high-definition quality videos.