I'm not sure if CS5 coming soon.
What's coming soon is a presentation of CS5 on april 12th. But does this mean that CS5 will be shipped afterwards? I don't think so.
What I would really like to know is how Catalyst will work together with CS4 products. As I wrote in another topic (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/610078?tstart=0) you cannot export a movie from Premiere Pro CS4 if Flash Catalyst Beta 2 is installed
The event on April 12th is called a Launch event, not a presentation event. Does that mean it will launch on April 12th or just announce when the official launch is coming. No way to know. I do know it's not called a sneak peak or presentation, so there's always hope.
Still, the question remains, will Catalyst be included in CS5 and if not, what are the plans. I'd love to use this product and change my Flash workflow. Unfortunately, the betas aren't stable enough to do that. It's fun to play with, but I can't do paying jobs with it.
Flash Catalyst is included in all of the CS5 Suites except the Design Standard Suite.
Yep, ordered my upgrade CS5 already, it's just a natural progression, can't wait to wow my clients with things I couldn't think of doing before.
Can I assume the Catalyst shipping version will be really snappy? I started doing a project with Beta 2 and stopped because the lag issue, limited font management and states. I got the hang of it's work flow and I can't wait to get stuck into a faster version.
I'm thrilled that Catalyst is a part of CS5. Obviously if you are doing the stuff we're talking about, Design Standard won't cut it. I'm also thrilled that it's going to be shipping in May, not October.
Time to gather my loose change and get that upgrade.