I'm using panini and burrito right now. If i spend the $80 to go to FC CS5.5 is it worth it?
Will it still round trip with Burrito? (FB upgrade is about $400 I think)
Other option is to upgrade my Master Collection but that's still gonna cost $600 I think. Not sure which version of FB that gives me.
I guess I'm wondering , will FC CS5.5 give me anything significant that I don't already have in Panini?
The release version of Flash Catalyst CS5.5 is phenomenally better than Panini. There are tools that are not in the beta, and most important the round-tripping stuff really works, instead of the only-sort-of working that they had in the beta.
There's also the issue that neither Panini nor Burrito are going to keep working forever. I don't know precisely what the cut-off date is, but I would suspect it will be fairly soon.
Master Collection includes Flash Builder Premium. Adobe recognized that they made a mistake with CS5 in only including Standard and they fixed it this time out.
For me, the two main reasons to upgrade are:
- The ability to create resizable applications
- The possibility to import a FXPL with custom skinnable components created in Flash Builder, and to skin these components in Flash Catalyst
But there are other improvements concerning transitions, the timeline and so on...