Archive for August, 2004

Adding ActionScript support to Xcode Tutorial

The guys over at pixelconsumption have put together an excellent tutorial on how to add ActionScript support to Xcode on Mac OS X.

This is really sweet, and includes support for:

  • syntax-indexing
  • code-completion
  • projects
  • compilation

You can read the entire article here.

TattleTale for Windows Preview / Beta

Yesterday I released a preview version of the MAC OS X version of TattleTale. Today I am releasing a (slightly rougher) beta version of TattleTale for Windows.

What is TattleTale? TattleTale is a simple application that makes it easy to keep up with the latest news and information from Macromedia. Here is a screenshot of the Windows version:

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TattleTale for MAC OS X Preview / Beta

Christian Cantrell and I have been working on a mini project for making it easier to keep up with the latest news and information from Macromedia. The name of the application is called TattleTale, and we are releasing the OS X version for beta / preview today.

What is TattleTale? TattleTale is a simple application that makes it easy to keep up with the latest news and information from Macromedia. Here is a screenshot of the OS X version:

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Do you still use Flash 4 ActionScript Syntax?

Does anyone (aside from FlashLite authors) still use Flash 4 ActionScript syntax? i.e.?

Set Variable: "f4" = "true"
If (f4 eq "true")
     Stop
Else
     Play
End If

Begin Tell Target ("/")
     Stop
End Tell Target

If so, what version of Flash are you using? Post your info in the comments section.

Updated PrimalScript with Support for Ellipsis

As pointed out by Chafic over at rewindlife, Sapien has a released a new version of Primalscript that has support for the latest Flash update (Ellipsis).

You can find more information, as well as download the update from here.

You can find more information on Ellipsis here.

New Version of Smultron : OS X Text Editor

I just notice that a new version (1.01) of Smultron has been released. Smultron is an excellent open source Cocoa based text editor for OS X, that is fast, has basic support for ActionScript color coding, and has a single window document model. You can find a list of changes here.

You can find more information about, as well as download Smultron from here.

Btw, I have my own version running locally which adds support for compiling (Publish and Test Movie) FLAs, which I will try to release in the next couple of days.

mesh downtime

Sorry for the lack of update recently. I was in Japan for a week with the Flash team meeting with customers about 8ball. After that, I took all of last week off to catch up on some reading, video game playing, and hanging around with my daughter.

If you sent me and email during the past week, I may not have been able to respond yet. Don’t worry though, I am starting to catch up on emails. Also, one of our filter servers went down, so if you sent me a mail, you may have received a message that it bounced. Don’t worry, I still got your email, as it didn’t bounce from the main mail server.

Macromedia and Flash news on your iPod

Christian Cantrell and I (mostly Christian) have updated the Macromedia XML News Aggreator (MXNA) with support for syncing with Apple iPods. The project, code-named “Take-Away” allows you to read and listen to the latest Macromedia community news (by category) on your iPod.

You can find more information on Take-Away (including how to sync it with your iPod) here.

In Tokyo for 8Ball

As Mike Downey posted on the FlashTeam weblog, some of the Flash Team (as well as myself) are in Tokyo all week doing customer visits. The meetings kick off tomorrow. Today (Monday) we will be meeting with the Macromedia Japan office, touching base, and getting ready for the week.

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