The most recent build of our installer and licensing technology can now be seen in a shipping product. Flash Builder 4 uses the most recent installer technology and user experience. If you’re not on our OOBE prerelease program please go download the trial version to see what’s been happening on the engineering team.
What you’ll see here is an attempt to handle many of the issues people have discussed with Adobe’s customer care organization and here on the blog. It doesn’t solve all the problems; but, it does address most of the top bugs found by our customers thus far. Some of the biggest changes:
- The licensing solution has seen dramatic changes. We believe we’ve overcome the dreaded “licensing has stopped working” errors.
- The Updater workflow has also been completely rewritten. The old AUM is gone. Hopefully you won’t see updates for the product soon, though.
- The activation policy remains the same. Namely, a retail user is licensed to use to use the product on two systems concurrently. There are, however, no limits to deactivation any longer. Activation for volume licenses continues to be tracked but not enforced.
- Many specific bugs were fixed.
For those of you who install/provision Adobe products in volume, you will not see the improvements in this Flash Builder 4 release. That, and other recent improvements, has yet to come.
For more information about the Flash Builder 4 product itself, please see: