The 64-bit Modernization of Dreamweaver
Over the last year, we’ve made a lot of improvements to Dreamweaver to make it easier for you to see edits in real-time without going to your browser, produce standards compliant code, and complete tasks more quickly in the streamlined user interface. We’ve also made substantial improvements to the underlying architecture of Dreamweaver to help you work more efficiently.
In our next release of Dreamweaver we will take another big step towards modernization by moving to a native 64-bit architecture. The next version of Dreamweaver will only be supported on 64-bit Macs aligning with Apple’s decision to require 64-bit hardware with the release of OS X 10.7 (Lion). Mac and 64-bit Windows users will enjoy newfound responsiveness, stability and performance, as Dreamweaver CC will begin to take full advantage of better memory addressability inherent with modern hardware and operating systems. On Windows, both 32 and 64-bit processors will be supported (Windows 7 and higher).
As a result of this architectural change, the new installation experience will be different than in the past:
- Installing the next version of Dreamweaver CC will replace your installation of the June 2014 release. If you wish to continue using the June 2014 release, you will be able to download and reinstall it separately.
- If you are using third-party extensions, they will need to be reinstalled. We expect a very small number of these extensions to be incompatible with the next version of Dreamweaver CC and require reinstallation. We have been working with extension developers, to help ensure a smooth transition to 64-bit support and expect the transition to go smoothly.
The next version of Dreamweaver CC will take a giant leap into the future, and having a 64-bit computer will ensure you’ll be able to have the best experience possible. Be sure to watch the live stream of Adobe’s MAX keynote to see what else is coming for Dreamweaver.
The Dreamweaver Team