3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2008 2:28 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Director 11.5 will rock!!

    Chad_Brocker
      ****Wouldn't it be nice*****

      DIRECTOR 11.5 To Be Released!

      Finally heard back from India and they let me know of the upcoming release, scheduled for one month from today. It will be worth all of the problems we have been having!

      Shockwave Update
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      1) The new Shockwave player, which will be released around the same time, will have no ADWARE. It will be a clean, silent install!

      2) They have reduced the size of the Shockwave plugin so that it is comparible to that of the Flash player

      3) Adobe also announced that they have been working with Microsoft and Apple and Shockwave will call standard on all new OS installs. This includes native support of Shockwave on mobile devices.

      Fixes in version 11.5
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      1) In addtion to Ageia, they will be re-introducing Havok. We will also have support for Hilgh Level Shader Language

      2) There will be a mobile platform developers kit built into Director, including support for the Iphone

      3) All the install problems have been fixed so nobody will have problems like we had with version 11

      4) Adobe is planning on moving all of its development back here to the US and we will have a strong US based development and troubleshooting team to deal with directly.

      5) There are plans to purchase the following crucial Xtras that will included for FREE with Director: OS Control, Buddy API Xtra, INM's Impressario.... this means native support for PDF files!

      6) They have completely redid the way Director functions so we will now have multiple undos

      7) Integration of all of the CS3 products will be a major feature of this release as well

      8) All features of DirectX 9 will be integrated including 3d shaders

      9) All bugs fixes for the Mac have been addressed including full backwards compatability for older PPC machines

      10) The integrated Paint feature has finally been brought up to today's standards

      11) NOW, we will have support for all of modern day OS components using the Flex components backbone

      12) Adobe has committed to making Lingo it's "backbone" language and will be integrating it into all products as an optional programming language, for instance, in Flash

      13) ActionScript 3 will be supported and integrated as part of the optional programming language native in Director

      14) You will be able to digitially sign your projects with complete integration into Air so now we have an install solution

      15) There will be full DirectX 10 support

      16) We will have native FLV support for inline Flash Video

      17) When you export a projector, you now have the option to output a Flash SWF file in addtion to a Shockwave file.

      18) You will now be able to wrap your Flex projects in Director and wrap Director in Flex

      19) You will be able to import Photshop layers nativly in Director

      20) Adobe now has a commitment to make Director the premier development tool for Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 applications

      21) Apparently they have found a bug that causes Director 11 to be slow in certain areas. Major improvements have been made to increase the speed of all aspects of the development environment.

      22) Adobe will be splitting the product into several different version... we don't have names but it will be an Application Development Package, 3D Development Package and a Production Suite version for all of the above

      23) Whole new suite of native transitions

      24) Native database support for remote and local MySQl databases, SQL, Oracle and Access DB support

      25) Literally THOUSANDS of bugs have been fixed and we will have a complete list of those bug fixes so that we know what we no longer have to create a work-around for.

      26) All of our questions and concerns have been addressed. We no longer have to fear for the life expectincy of Director and Adobe's commitment to the product!

      27) Anybody who has purchased, up until this point will be eligible for a free upgrade to 12! The overall price of Director will be dropped so that it will be affodable to everyone.

      :)