04-05-2011 04:20 PM - edited 04-05-2011 04:54 PM
so it looks like AIR 2.6 and BlackBerry Tablet OS packager for Flash Professional CS5 will be included in the upcoming Creative Suite 5.5 mid-cycle upgrade.
if you program in Flash Professional CS5, i hope you still have that $200 you saved from RIM'sr registration fee waiver 'cause you'll soon have to toss it Adobe's way for the new upgrade.
04-05-2011 06:31 PM
Where are you getting that $200 from?
Either way, there's no way I'd pay anything just for a nicer packager. Command line will work fine for me
I don't really understand the articles. It makes it seem like CS 5.5 will bring new capabilites of of publishing to Android and iPhone, when CS 5 has had those abilities for months.
Interesting news nonetheless.
04-05-2011 07:27 PM - edited 04-05-2011 07:31 PM
those features are available in Flash Professional CS5 but only for AIR 2.5. AIR 2.6 brings vast improvements, in both performance and APIs, for mobile publishing, especially for iOS: Adobe AIR 2.6 Developer Release Notes
when Adobe released the version 3.3 mid-cycle release for CS3, the upgrade cost the same as it would to upgrade to the then new Acrobat Pro 9, which was around $150 - $200. i'm pretty sure something similar occurred with the mid-cycle release for CS2 as well. now that Acrobat X has been released, i'm expecting them to do the same thing: point updates and a few new features across the suite + the new version of Acrobat for an upgrade fee.
i'm hoping this point update will be free for CS5 owners, but knowing Adobe's history it's unlikely.
04-05-2011 07:48 PM
04-05-2011 08:34 PM
since CS6 will be released around a year from now, if not sooner, it's probably best to save the upgrade fee until then. i've read treads online of people kicking themselves for upgrading to the mid-cycle releases and then only months later having (or choosing) to do it again for the new full-point upgrade, which of course has much more appealing features and is more worthy of the upgrade cost. this is precisely why i don't believe Adobe should be charging current version owners for a point update. i guess we'll see if they actually do this time or not.
as for users who have recently bought CS5 like yourself, i am not sure. we'll have to wait and see what they offer.
04-11-2011 10:38 AM
04-01-2012 07:13 AM
04-01-2012 07:18 AM
You can package your .swf file to .bar using this tools : http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Tablet-OS-S