Adobe to Open Source Flex

Adobe annouced today that Flex is going open source! Adobe is announcing plans to open source Flex under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). This includes not only the source to the ActionScript components from the Flex SDK, which have been available in source code form with the SDK since Flex 2 was released, but also includes the Java source code for the ActionScript and MXML compilers, the ActionScript debugger and the core ActionScript libraries from the SDK. So what does this mean? While most of the components of the Flex framework: SDK, source code, libraries, et cetera will be open

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Adobe CS3 Upgrade Paths?

Various Amazon worlwide stores have posted pricing info and box art for the upcoming Adobe CS3 product suites that will be officially announced tomorrow. Depending on where you look, both upgrade and ‘upsell’ pricing is present alongside the full retail licenses. I hope that the Adobe store will offer a variety of upgrade paths as many of us own both a collection of Adobe software and also Macromedia Studio 8. Fractured Vision Media is licensed with both Studio 8 and the CS2 Production Studio Bundle- so we pretty well have the CS2 version of the new “CS3 Master Collection” being

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The Necessity of ‘Extended’ or ‘Professional’ Versions

These thoughts are spawned by the announcement today of of an ‘extended’ version of Photoshop CS3. I’ve never seen the reasoning behind having two versions of a product like this. Take Flash 8 vs. Flash 8 Professional for example- the difference in feature set between the two versions is huge! I [perhaps wrongly] assume that anyone shelling out that much cash for a product would always pay the extra hundred dollars for the more comprehensive version. I cannot help but see the situation as a ‘full’ version of the product vs. a ‘light’ version no matter what it is actually

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Now Aggregated by MXNA

I’m very pleased to announce that this website is now aggregated by the Adobe Macromedia XML News Aggregator. I encounter a lot of unique situations in my work and do imagine that many will be able to benefit from my writings. After gleaning so much from this community over the past few years, I hope to make a worthwhile contribution in the days ahead.

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