Archive for February, 2004

Video Update 1.2 for Flash MX Professional 2004

We have released an update that addresses some issues with the video exporter and media components in Flash MX 2004 Pro.

You can download the update from here.

You can find more information in the readme.

MXDU Here I Come

I am going to be heading down to Sydney in a couple of weeks for the MXDU conference. It is shaping up to be an awesome conference with some of the top developers in the world.

I will be doing a session and a birds of a feather on Central, maybe helping out with one of the keynotes, and most importantly, hanging around with other developers.

Anyways, if you are going to be in the southern hemisphere in a couple of weeks, you can’t afford to miss the conference.

The conference is February 24 and 25 in Sydney, Australia. You can find more information here.

Simple Atom Example

I have put together a very simple example that uses the Atom ActionScript API Alpha that I am working on.

This lists the all of the entries contained within my Atom.xml feed.

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Atom Feed ActionScript 2 Class Alpha

I am putting together an ActionScript 2 class to represent and parse Atom feeds. I have put together an early alpha version of the class, but wanted to get some feedback on it before I continue work on it.

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Central Desktop Wallpaper Contest

As you may or may not have seen, a couple of designers have released some Central desktop wallpapers. Even cooler, is that some of them even released their Photoshop sources files so anyone can modify them:

Anyways, I haven’t had a contest since the “Spoof Mike Chambers” contest, so I figured I would hold another one. So, here is the deal, I am holding a contest for the coolest Central related desktop wallpaper. Here are the rules:

  • Submission Deadline is Friday, February 13, 2004
  • The Macromedia Central team will pick the winner.
  • You can enter multiple times
  • To enter post links to your wallpaper in the comments of this thread.
  • Bonus points for providing your source files for other to modify.
  • Bonus points for providing multiple sizes, including:
    • 800×600
    • 1024×768
    • 1280×1024
    • 1280×854
    • 1600×1200

The prizes will be:

  • 1st : Xbox gaming console
  • 2nd : Macromedia Central super schwag pack
  • 3rd : Central T-shirt

You can download some Central assets here.

Post links to your entries in the comments.

New MXNA Tools

As Christian posted the other day, we have added some new tools to the Macromedia XML News Aggregator (MXNA). The new tools include:

  • A Web Service API
  • An ActionScript 2 Class to work with the Web Service API
  • A Macromedia Central Class to work with the Web Service API
  • OPML Feeds

You can find detailed information, as well as download the Flash libraries and examples from the Tools page at MXNA.

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Flash Development with PrimalScript

Community MX has posted an article on integrating the PrimalScript editor with Macromedia Flash. It includes a video tutorial on how to set up my FlashCommand command line compiler to compile directly from PrimalScript.

You can read the entire article here.

Central DevChat

If you are looking for the install badge for the Central DevChat, you can find it here. This page / link will always have the latest info on the chat.

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