Macromedia Releases More than Just an Update

Yes, Macromedia has just released a update for Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX 2004 Professional, but they have also released much more than that. From the Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Updater FAQ:

What is in the Flash MX 2004 update?
There are three key areas of improvement to the product in this update:

  • Fixes for the most important bugs identified in the Flash MX 2004 release. Read the details in the release notes.
  • Improved and extended guidance both in the in-product Help documentation and through the Flash Developer Center.
  • Many product extras such as updated components to work with Flash MX 2004 and Flash Player 7, including Flash MX components, Remoting components, Flash Communication Server components, and DevNet Resource Kit (DRK) components.

For a more thorough list of what Macromedia is making available today, see New Resources Available for Flash MX 2004 Developers.

6 Responses to Macromedia Releases More than Just an Update

  1. Great to hear – is a DWMX 2004 update coming any time soon? It suffers from some similar bugs to Flash MX 2004 (eg being unable to copy text from the Help menu).Cheers!PT

  2. Scott Fegette says:

    No announcement an update for DWMX2004 as of yet, Peter- but the DW team is looking into all the reported issues with the product as we speak. Keep posted…

  3. Scott Fegette says:

    Update- it’s now official that we will be producing an update for DWMX 2004, however I don’t have any info on timelines as of yet.The ‘Emerging Issues’ technote (update is mentioned here):!

  4. Anonymouse says:

    Umm call me blind, but I don’t see any updates to the communication components? Where are they? They aren’t in the updater as my components.fla file never changed.

  5. JoeW says:

    The latest version of Flash forces every user (even those with roaming profiles) to set aside a minimum of 75 megs for each user for files that do not need to be saved for each user.Please consider carefully what components are really needed for the individual user (who possibly have roaming profiles) and what files can be placed in %programfiles%\macromedia or CommonAppdata areas. As an example, I don’t consider the 32 megs of HelpPanel files critical for each user. One of my roles is to deploy applications in shared user college computing labs. Minimizing what files are shuffled around with roaming profiles is critical for decent user login/logout and application launch times.Microsoft provided a white paper entitled “Application Specification for Microsoft Windows 2000 for desktop applications Design Guide for Building Business Applications” that is now 4.5 years old that covers some to these basics. The specific section of “How to Comply with Data and Settings Management Requirements” relates to this topic.

  6. Jonathan Costers says:

    After installing Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX and Fireworks MX, my roaming profile is about 180 MB !!! That’s just nuts.Is there any way to deal with this ??In my opinion, it’s BAD design of the applications by Macromedia. Microsoft provides guidelines of how to deal with this, why not use these?