Release notes for users of Adobe AIR

Release date: 7/30/2009

Getting Started

The Adobe® AIR® runtime enables you to have your favorite web applications with you all the time. Since applications built for Adobe AIR run on your desktop computer without a web browser, they provide all the convenience of a desktop application.

This document contains system requirements, installation instructions, known issues, and other information about using the AIR 1.5.2 runtime. Please refer to the Adobe AIR 1.5.1 release notes for additional information.

System requirements

For current Adobe AIR system requirements, please visit

New Features in AIR 1.5.2

Adobe AIR 1.5.2 is an update to the Adobe AIR runtime and SDK. The update includes improved reliability, compatibility, and security. It is recommended for all AIR users. AIR applications developed for previous versions of AIR do not need to be updated to work with this update.

The AIR application installer has been improved. When an application is signed with a chained certificate, the section that displays the publisher identity is simplified.

Installing Adobe AIR

Please read AIR 1.5.1 release notes or


Install AIR Applications

Please read AIR 1.5.1 release notes.

  • For the HTML embed tag that loads the badge.swf file, do not set the wmode attribute; leave it set to the default setting ("window"). Other wmode settings will prevent installation on some systems. For additional information, see the help page "Installing and running AIR applications from a web page".