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CS6 release date

Aug 27, 2010 8:40 PM

Anyone know the CS6 release date?  I have to upgrade Dreamweaver and I'm hoping Adobe augments its "timeline" animation utility.

 
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    Aug 27, 2010 8:59 PM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    CS5 shipped in April 2010.

     

    Going by Adobe's usual 12-18 month upgrade cycle, I would not expect to see CS6 until at least Sep-Oct 2011.

     

    By Timelines, are you referring to the Timeline feature in DW which was dropped in CS4. That won't return.

     
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    Aug 27, 2010 10:32 PM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    Windows>Timelines feature.  Are you suggesting that that great feature is in

    DW's past and not its future?  Inconceivable!


    That's correct. The video was probably created a few years ago in Dreamweaver 8 or CS3.

     

    Dreamweaver CS4 and CS5 do not have Timelines and they won't be returning in any future version. I think that's a good thing.

     

    As interesting as Timelines were in DW, they were created via some horrendously outdated and bulky Javascript. Rather than waste resources updating a little used feature, Adobe chose to remove it altogether and let users create animations in Flash which is far more suited to that task.

     
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    Dec 13, 2010 7:11 AM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    You mean the iPad and iPhone.  Flash is supported in Safari and OSX generally.

     
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    Jan 4, 2011 1:03 PM   in reply to John Waller

    >...Going by Adobe's usual 12-18 month upgrade cycle, I would not expect to see CS6 until at least Sep-Oct 2011.

     

    [Gill] I saw an interview of the Adobe CFO on one of the business channels and that question was asked and he said mid next year.  The video was cut in late 2010.

     
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    Jan 4, 2011 3:15 PM   in reply to grembert1

    grembert1 wrote:

     

    I saw an interview of the Adobe CFO on one of the business channels and that question was asked and he said mid next year.  The video was cut in late 2010.

    Always take predictions of software release dates from any source with a very large grain of salt. Until you see an official announcement that something will be released on a specific date (usually about one month in advance), it remains vapourware.

     

    Adobe's past release cycle has fluctated between 18 and 24 months, but that's not a solid indication of what might happen in future. My advice regarding upgrades has always been to test the new version as soon as it's released. If it does what you want, buy it as soon as possible in order to get the maximum benefit from the new features. If the new features aren't of interest, wait until the next version, which will be along sooner or later. But it doesn't take a genius to work out that the longer you leave it after a new version has been released, the less value you'll get out of your purchase if the following version has the killer features that you absolutely must have.

     
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    Jan 12, 2011 10:18 AM   in reply to David_Powers

    Hi

     

    Read this a few days ago and did not know if I should post it to the forum, then remembered this thread.

     

    Scott Fergette the tech product manager of the Dreamweaver dev team has stated that CS6, (or whatever it will be called) will offer support for jQuery mobile, and as it is now confirmed in the Edge newsletter , (looks like the next update is one I may not miss).

     

    The article can be read at - http://www.adobe.com/newsletters/edge/january2011/articles/article4/in dex.html?trackingid=IEHCN.

     

    Thank you for this info Scott.

     

    PZ

     
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    Jan 12, 2011 12:23 PM   in reply to pziecina

    pziecina wrote:

     

    Scott Fergette the tech product manager of the Dreamweaver dev team has stated that CS6, (or whatever it will be called) will offer support for jQuery mobile, and as it is now confirmed in the Edge newsletter , (looks like the next update is one I may not miss).

    Yes, it looks very promising. I downloaded the jQuery Mobile alpha, and was very impressed. It will be interesting to see how it's integrated into Dreamweaver. Can't wait.

     
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    Mar 11, 2011 11:18 PM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    I am fortunate that I can purchase CS5 at a discounted price for being a student, but I am a broke (and jobless) student. I got burnt on the CS4 update a week after buying CS3. I really don't want to make that mistake again, and I have considered waiting until CS6 is officially released.

     

    It's March 2011 now, and although six or seven months isn't too far away, I may not be able to afford school by then; the state is threatening to increase tuition by 75% to make up for budget shortfalls, which would mean that I would have to pay an arm and leg to get the program just so I can learn how to use it.

     

    Do I buy the egg, even though it is starting to become rotten, or do I hold out for the chicken, not knowing when the new batch of eggs will be laid, or if I will even be able to afford the eggs by then? It seems to me that given the situation, a bird in the hand is better than 2 in the bush.

     

    Any thoughts, or other options you guys might know about?

     
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:34 PM   in reply to Jerry Hattrick

    From where I sit, DW CS5 isn't all that different from CS4 except for the PHP code and 'integrated CMS support'. If the bulk of your work is in PHP, WordPress, Joomla! or Drupal then yes, upgrading now might be a good decision for you.

     

    Otherwise, wait until you can afford another purchase (with student discount or otherwise).

     

     

     

    Nancy O.
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:54 PM   in reply to Nancy O.

    Same here, Nancy.

     

    I actually upgraded my Design Suite CS4 Premium to CS5 for the Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator enhancements rather than Dreamweaver CS5 (which I still view as a modest upgrade).

     
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    Mar 13, 2011 12:24 PM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    I received an offer from Adobe to upgrade Photoshop Elements to Elements C5S at a reduced rate.  The offer expires April 4, so I suspect that CS6 would be coming out some time after that date.

     
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    Mar 16, 2011 3:32 PM   in reply to John Waller

    John Waller wrote:

     

    Same here, Nancy.

     

    I actually upgraded my Design Suite CS4 Premium to CS5 for the Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator enhancements rather than Dreamweaver CS5 (which I still view as a modest upgrade).

    I agree completely that when it comes to the suite it has to be multiple programs.  And on this topic Adobe recently updated their Acrobat X FAQ page (the one program not part of CS5).  I'm not sure when, but it does give some insight.  Check out the bold highlighted terms:

     

    Original FAQ:

     

    When will Adobe Creative Suite 5 include Acrobat X Pro?

    Because Adobe Creative Suite 5 contains so many applications, it isn't always possible to update the entire suite edition when a single product release becomes available. Acrobat X Pro will be included in the next dot release of Creative Suite. Creative Suite customers who have purchased an Upgrade Plan, Gold Support, or Platnium Support will be notified automatically when the update is available.

     

    New FAQ: ( http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/faq.html )

     

     

    Because Adobe Creative Suite 5 contains so many applications, it isn't always possible to update the entire suite edition when a single product release becomes available. Acrobat X Pro will be included in the next version of Creative Suite once it is available. Creative Suite customers who have purchased an Upgrade Plan, Gold Support, or Platinum Support will be notified automatically when the update is available.

     

     

     

    So it looks like CS5.X is not going to happen and CS6 is what we are waiting for.  I just hope they fix the damn OSX bug with the color palette always showing black in Snow Leopard which has existed since CS5 was released, and yes I submitted bug reports and even had Randy confirm the bugs shortly after the release of CS5.

     
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    Mar 16, 2011 3:29 PM   in reply to StaffordJoe

    I stopped buying the full boxed version of the Premium Design suite, and purchased the subscription edition instead.

    It's been great, I pay a monthly fee and receive free upgrades whenever Adobe releases a new version.

    So I'm looking forward to CS6.

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 11:37 AM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    Adobe will announce the release of CS6 the day after you buy CS5.

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 11:42 AM   in reply to Marshall70

    I stopped buying the full boxed version of the Premium Design suite, and purchased the subscription edition instead.

    It's been great, I pay a monthly fee

     

    Out of interest: What happens to the software when you stop paying the monthly fee?

    Does it stop working?

     

    Just curious.

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 11:49 AM   in reply to John Waller

    Hi John

     

    Before considering the subscription edition, read this - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/560095?tstart=0.

     

    PZ

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 12:38 PM   in reply to pziecina

    Yes, I figured that there would be horror stories linked to Subscription editions.

     

    I, for one, would never consider using the Subscription edition because I don't trust big corporations like Adobe to handle problems well, theirs or mine, when I encounter them.

     

    "We apologize for the delay/outage/server glitch/whatever" never works with me.

     

    A Subscription edition to my mind could stop working at any time for whatever reason and render me unproductive here.

     

    The track record of Adobe Customer service has been notoriously poor for a long time. Glad I don't have to deal with them.

     

    I prefer a boxed DVD and a perpetual serial number (product activation notwithstanding).

     

    I'm just curious about the experience of those with Subscription editions when they hit problems and Adobe's responsiveness to fix them.

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 3:10 PM   in reply to John Waller

    When you stop paying the monthly fee you can't use any off the suite applications.

     

    I haven't had any problems with the subscription edition. We paid for two subscription editions which run on two of our mac's and both work fine.

    The only problem we have had is Adobe forgetting to bill us, but thats their problem, we end up will a free month or two.

    We have phoned and emailed them about this and they said they had fixed it, our subscription still works it just adobe doesn't get paid.

     

    I recommend if you are a small studio of maybe 2 or 3 the subscription edition is good. A 12 month subscription works out to the same as purchasing a boxed version, when a new version of the suite is available Adobe mails it out to you and you just keep paying your subscription fee.

     

    As a small design studio we use to purchase the boxed edition, we brought two boxed versions of CS3 and then about 4 months later CS4 came out. We didn't have another $3000 to purchase software, so we decided to purchase CS4 in the subscription edition. When CS5 came out Adobe sent us the new discs and we upgraded for free, which has been great as there is a lot of nice new tools and features in all of the applications, especially Dreamweaver with HTML5.

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 3:18 PM   in reply to Marshall70

    It's good to hear that your experience is a happy one and that the Subscription licensing model works for you.

     

    I prefer to pay for a perpetual license upfront rather than ongoing, never ending monthly fees.

     

    Also, for reasons given above, I don't trust Adobe Customer Support enough to use it, I'm afraid.

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 3:22 PM   in reply to John Waller

    John when you do have a problem with subscription edition, the support team is very helpful.

    When I got the new CS5 disc's in the mail, there was no activation number, and the number on the letter they sent me didn't work.

     

    I emailed adobe support, and received an email back from Adobe Australia with the new key and everything worked fine.

    Since then any little problems I have had, I now have Subscription Managers email on file, and within an hour it has been fixed.

    The support is fine for Adobe subscription, it's just how you go about it.

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 3:27 PM   in reply to Marshall70

    John when you do have a problem with subscription edition, the support team is very helpful.

    When I got the new CS5 disc's in the mail, there was no activation number, and the number on the letter they sent me didn't work.

     

    I emailed adobe support, and received an email back from Adobe Australia with the new key and everything worked fine.

    Since then any little problems I have had, I now have Subscription Managers email on file, and within an hour it has been fixed.

    The support is fine for Adobe subscription, it's just how you go about it.


    Glad it works for you.

     

    The boxed DVDs work just fine for me

     
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    Apr 19, 2011 3:50 AM   in reply to John Waller

    I had a problem with the boxed DVD version, I bought CS3 Master Collection (commercial license) when I installed it, it all worked fine and still does. The problem was with Adobe Premier when you start the application the splash screen says "ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CS3 EDUCATIONAL" which is on the same disk as the other applications which are commercial versions. Contacted Adobe through the instant messenger thing, confirmed that it was still the commercial version, and said was ok to use for commercial work and didn't need the disk replacing, but how unprofessional does it look when a client wants to go over some edits with you and you start up the application only for it to read Educational. Embarrassing.

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    Apr 19, 2011 5:18 AM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    I'm looking forward to see new new version . I still have the old one installed

     
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    Nov 3, 2011 8:47 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    sorry, I'm new, are you talking about the complete suite CS6 or just about some application?

     
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    Nov 3, 2011 9:22 AM   in reply to Almara-san

    Doesn't matter - it's all speculation.  But these things are usually released as sets.

     
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    Nov 3, 2011 9:34 AM   in reply to MurraySummers

    thank you!!

     
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:39 AM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    in my cp i use photoshop cs6 and i want to install adobe flash.....but my installer is adobe flash cs4.is that ok?

     
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    Nov 12, 2011 8:40 AM   in reply to niyans

    To upgrade to CS6, you have to be on CS5 or CS5.5 - but you can get 20% off for now to get you to CS5 or CS5.5 and then get the upgrade discount when it is released. But no date for that.

     
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    Nov 12, 2011 8:59 AM   in reply to anglefire

    Yes, that's correct - though it may be new to some folks because for several years it was "three versions back"...  But Adobe's upgrade policy has just changed.

     
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    Nov 22, 2011 6:12 PM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    Adobe announced long ago,  full releases will be every 2 years, with a step-up halfway through (as with 5.5).

    So figure out when cs5 was relesed and add two years for cs6.

     

    I think that would be around April 2011, in reference to a previous reply.

     
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    Nov 23, 2011 3:19 AM   in reply to heidiinwanderlust

    Perhaps 2012.  Definitely not 2011.

     
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    Jan 4, 2012 5:53 AM   in reply to cyberbaffled

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    Anyone know the CS6 release date?  I have to upgrade Dreamweaver and I'm hoping Adobe augments its "timeline" animation utility.

     
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    Feb 21, 2012 11:51 PM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    waiting, adobe cs6 come out.

     
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    Mar 16, 2012 4:44 PM   in reply to newbe2012

    Any idea, yet, when Dreamweaver CS6 is likely to come out?

     
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    Mar 16, 2012 6:30 PM   in reply to DreamWeaverBeliever

    Well, not too much has changed - nobody can really tell you for sure, but the estimates given above are probably still pretty accurate for CS6 sometime in the spring.

     
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