I have a consistent problem with Fireworks CS3 that I rarely
had in version 8.x and it seems to be related to memory management.
I've been using Adobe and Macromedia products for many years
(Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Pagemaker, Dreamweaver, etc.
since version 1.x of each), so I think I have a pretty good sense
of how to work around problems when they occur, but there isn't
much work around for the problems I've been having. I'm having two
related problems with CS3: trying to have 2 files open at once
("Internal Error occured" when I try to open a second file -- what
ever happened to user friendly error messages?), and closing a file
after saving it (Fireworks just crashes).
I realize that my files are relatively large and push
Fireworks' DB to the max (59 frames, 25 layers is average), but I
do as much as I can, as I work, to minimize file size and DB size.
These files aren't much different than the ones I created in
version 8, but in version 8 crashes were rare -- when everything
slowed to a crawl (memory leak), you just closed everything, quit
FW and re-launched it so you could work another 6 or 8 hours before
having to do this again. It was frustrating, but nothing is more
frustrating than Internal Error messages and crashes.
I have to wonder if Adobe is not putting enough resources
into the FW dev team on purpose so it will die a slow death and
users will move to Photoshop. Both apps have their strengths and
weaknesses, but one does not replace the other, so I hope Adobe
will do something soon to fix these memory problems.