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btw, I read the interview with the Adobe employee claiming they will have something in the first half of 2007. That's a year from now, too long, sorry. It also basically means it took them 4 years to develop the next version of Director, wow.
People talk about RunRev and REALBasic - and Flash - as potential
Thanks for the reply. I'll check both. Flash isn't an option since it wont write/read files to the disk, plus it has many more security features that are helpful only when you're on the net environment, not when you want to produce a standalone app.
Zinc actually looks promising, does it let you connect to databases / work with local files and communicate with the flash movie it holds?
I've been relying on Director for years for food and a roof, but lately have
been taking classes to get away from it. So far, I like VB, and you can put
a Flash interface on it. There's not much of a Director job market, but
there's plenty for VB and/or Flash. Also, I prefer to ship with Director MX,
not 2004. I do a lot of dual screen kiosks, and the newer MIAW functionality
is annoying. Since the new Macs can run Windows, the whole crossplatform
issue may not be as big of a deal.
Director is sort of like a spouse that dissapeared on you for a few years
then suddenly says I'm going to be coming back...in a year!
"Felonius" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I've used Director for many years now, mainly for producing prototypes for
> products in the design phase, or designing GUI. The one thing that
> bothered me
> all that time is that Macromedia / Adobe never showed us any future to
> Director, unlike they do with any other product (well, Coldfusion shares
> same fate I guess, and I'm "lucky" enough to use both on a daily basis
> There were no major releases in the past YEARS, which is insane due to the
> large audience Director has. If you open a CD autorun menu today, it was
> created with Director.
> So that brings me to my question - are there any real alternatives to
> MX 2004? A software that i can use to mimic the behaviour of a product,
> a GUI, script events and include ActiveX ?
> Any software would be looked into.