by Bruce Bowman
Apple has announced that they will be shipping Snow Leopard, a.k.a. Mac OS X 10.6 beginning today, and we’re getting a lot of questions about whether Adobe products will be compatible. We’ve prepared a FAQ document on this subject, but the short answer for Fireworks CS4 and the other CS4 products is that they’re compatible with Snow Leopard.
For the CS3, CS2, etc users out there that are considering upgrading to Snow Leopard, I advise you to wait a while and see whether other more adventurous folks can confirm compatibility. Adobe’s official stance is that we have not tested older versions of our software on Snow Leopard, and since those older products were not designed for newer operating systems, there may be some significant incompatibilities. We are not planning to create any patches for Fireworks CS3 or earlier versions if incompatibilities with Snow Leopard arise.
Please don’t confuse this stance with support for CS3 in general. Adobe still supports CS3 in the configurations recommended in our CS3 System Requirements.
If you’re a Fireworks CS3 user, and have Snow Leopard, please share your experiences here in the Comments.