August 25, 2003
flash mx 2004 announced
macromedia has announced the next version of flash. entitled "Flash MX 2004", the product comes in two flavours now: a regular edition (Flash MX 2004) and a pro edition (Flash MX Professional 2004). the pro edition is geared towards advanced application developers and high-end video producers. the regular edition is pretty much what flash has always been, taken the next step forward.
comparison of regular and pro:
* my impression of this release?
for programmers and app developers: fucking outstanding.
for motion graphics artists: many good improvements, but not quite the bonanza of new functionality offered to programmers.
* new features
summary of key new features:
detailed discussion of all new features:
my favourite new feature: ActionScript 2.0. (the prototype is dead! ding dong the mean old prototype is dead!*)
version 2 components run a close second.
Posted by moock at August 25, 2003 11:09 AM
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Is flash 2004 pro going to load up flashmx 6 fla files. Unexpected format message. Do I have to believe people might have a few flashmx 6 files they might want to load to continue working on?
what the f?
Don't you think they should have the MX to 2004 priced less than the 5 to 2004? And we bought the books twice.
whaaaa da fff!!! im not done with the MX version yet! whoaa! this company is more like Microsoft this days! huhuhu hiks! is it worth to empty my pocket for common designer like me???
Cool. IŽll wait for your new book. Thanks for been so consider with designers. Thanks to you, Derek Franklin and Philip Kerman, I undestand a bit more abour as.
i'm afraid i can't give you any more info than is available on the macromedia site. but reading the ecma4 spec is a good idea :)
Any insight on how AS2 and AS1 work together? I read that AS2 would, for the most part, not be accessible in the AS1 editor. While, I can see the immediate benefits of AS2 for high-level programmers, how does this effect larger/multi-level development projects? Will everyone working on a project need to use FMXPro/AS2, if AS2 is used? Will designers/developers be able to use AS1 if the program architecture is AS2 based?
Is forward compatibility possible?
That's what I get for typing with one hand!
Feed us we are hungry!!! I dwon't sleep for a few months this is what we have waited mnay years for ... a whole bunch of kick-ass!
So Colin, when can we expect to see Actionscript 2.0 - The Definitive Guide? Also, can you elaborate anymore on prototype being dead. How will the Object method construct work now?