updated 08:40 pm EDT, Mon July 26, 2004
Flash MX 2004 7.2 updater
Macromedia has released , a free update to the company's multimedia and Flash authoring tools. According to the website, this second update to the Flash MX 2004 suite brings over a hundred bug fixes, improved documentation, better resource usage and performance, and improved components. Codenamed "Ellipsis," the update includes what the company says is a "massive" update to the documentation, including new chapters, twice as many code samples, and complete rewrites of a couple of chapters. It also includes a scrollbar component, a JSFL File API, an EventDelegate class, two complete sample projects, and ASO Cache Cleaning Commands (available from the exchange).
Macromedia said the update to Flash MX 2004 increases developer productivity by reducing initial launch and compile times and making the application lighter and more efficient to use. It also features significant improvements to documentation with more than 400 additional code examples and new chapters on component creation and customization.
In addition to performance improvements and enhanced documentation, this update brings more efficient use of system resources, improved international font support, and a reduction in disk storage requirements to run Flash, which is of particular interest for educational and volume customers with multi-user configurations. Localized versions of the updater are expected to be available later this summer.