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Alcon 2.0 Public Beta released

April 29th, 2007

I’m happy to announce that Alcon 2.0 has finally been made public. The new version was completely rewritten using ActionScript 3 and Flex 2 and contains several new features that I missed in version 1. The most significant additions are the following:

– Output of up to four log files. You can define which log files to output by changing the settings in the AlconConfig.xml file. Like this it is easily possible to watch the flashlog.txt file that can be created with the Flash Debug Player (more info on this here and here).
– Alcon now features an Inspect panel for inspecting objects.
– A hexadecimal dump of an object can be made. Don’t ask me what this might be useful for now but you never know. ;)
– Alcon now features a stopwatch that can be used to measure passed time more easily.
– You are now able to monitor the current host application’s stage framerate and memory usage.

For more info and download check out the Alcon page over at osflash.org.

Please note that this is a beta version! It still has bugs and the Debug class for ActionScript 2.0 is not yet included.

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  1. bigop
    May 3rd, 2007 at 18:41 | #1

    i would like to thank you for this handy tool … i used to use the previous version of this debbugging tool and was quite happy with it . The v2 seems to be even more useful introducing the inspector tab … unfortunaly the .exe don’t run on my windows and i have tu use the swf instead … do you know why ? thanks !

  2. May 3rd, 2007 at 23:29 | #2

    bigop, which Windows do you run?

  3. bigop
    May 8th, 2007 at 07:56 | #3

    which Windows do you run? >XP

    thx for your reply but i found the tip ! i have replaced theline :


    it seems you work on a dual screen don’t you ?
    mine is not as large as 1574 px wide !

    another little “bug”:
    the exe doesnt stays on top even with :stayOnTop =”true”

    that is not essential but quite ennoying!

    thanks again for that tool !

  4. bigop
    May 8th, 2007 at 08:00 | #4

    oups … the html was skipped in my previous message!
    i meant the line where “xPos=”1574″” belongs!

    replaced by “xPos=”15″ or whatever smaller !

  5. May 8th, 2007 at 11:20 | #5

    bigop, yes, sorry, forgot to change the coords! I do have the console on my 2. monitor.
    The stayOnTop doesn’t work yet from the config file but it works if you choose it from Alcon’s menu.

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