Comments: components article followups

i agree, version updates would be nice. and a cleaner way to 1) install an update 2) determine which version of a component you have. i'd say macromedia's sensible enough to consider these important issues for future versions of the authoring tool.

Posted by colin at July 24, 2003 10:25 AM

However that may be, the fact of components existing is much more better, than no components at all.

Moreover: Macromedia developed not so perfect components? Great! So you have a great playgruond for developing your own, ultimately perfect components and selling them.

Posted by Rostislav Siryk at July 24, 2003 05:15 AM

The biggest gripe I have with the included FUI Components, as well as the second free set that was released, is they both have never been updated and remain as version 1.0.

Given the number of bugs and workarounds that have been posted in various forums and lists for these components, it seems ridiculous that someone from MM hasn't taken the relatively simple task of fixing the known issues and posting an updated set of the FUI components on MM Exchange.

As someone who has released components for public consumption I know that no matter how much you test things there will always be bugs and hindsight can give plenty of scope for future code tweaks and improvements.

Its all very well releasing new Halo style components in DRK's etc, but the core of flash developers would greatly appreciate the orginal ones to be re-released!

Just my 2c :)


Posted by James Peek at July 24, 2003 02:53 AM