updated 01:55 pm EST, Fri January 23, 2009
InDesign CS4 Server ships
Adobe has begun shipping InDesign CS4 Server, the companion software for its flagship publishing program. Server is meant to automate publishing tasks in larger corporate environments, and in its CS4 incarnation has been enhanced with IDML (InDesign Markup Language) support, which uses XML tools to assemble or disassemble InDesign documents without launching an INDD file.
The software has also been updated with support for recent PDF standards, and been integrated with the AIR and Flex 3 platforms, which can be used to code both online and offline applications. The Windows version of the application now exploits 64-bit technology; users must be running Windows Server 2003 or later. The Mac version requires Mac OS X Server 10.4.11 or later, along with 2GB of RAM, and 1.6GB of hard drive space. Pricing is only being stated on a per-customer basis.