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    lets just say everyone will be VERY happy with the next version "MX2" or whatever its referred to here.
    A big improvement and some very exciting things going on. I wish I could be more specific but NDA's are very specific. Macromedia are addressing everything they possibly can and seem to be doing a very good job.
    Keep posting your ideas and thoughts for improvements, they are listening.

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    it's encouraging that you're optimistic, I know a lot of the requests in this thread are pretty unrealistic but there's a lot that's constructive too. It will be interesting to see the updated features

    macromedia are really on the brink with flash, one way or the other...


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    a lot of the requests in this thread are pretty unrealistic
    What did you expect?

    Now, I'm going to ask you a question, FI. JUst rate it from 1 to 10.

    The xml capabilities. How much better are they?


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    Thanks for the update FI...

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    new list..

    Here’s my list:

    1. Make sure that the projector files run on all Macs and all PC’s
    2. More baching.
    4. Make the hitest work on shapes created in action script.
    5. Make a plugin-manager
    6. Make a better print command. (wich can print several pages.)
    7. A very simple sound editor
    8. Bach tracing video/images
    9. Possibility for merging shapes created in AC (please)
    10. Some kind of help for animating characters.. (Movie clips linked to one another)
    11. Possibility to drag a folder to a mask.
    12. Group MC’s in AC and setting properties to that group. (Like an array)
    Example:
    New Group = myGroup;
    myGroup = “_root.myMov”, “movie2”, “mBotton3”;
    myGruop._alpha = 25;

    13. Align command:
    align (“myGroup”, horizontal, 50, 500)

    14. Setting tint to MC’s in AC
    15. Setting the centre point to MC(’s) in AC
    16. Attaching scripts to movie clips in AC
    17. Managing multiple movieClip timelines at once.
    18. Ability to make meshes like in illustrator. (this could be the solution to the blur tool)
    19. Hold in alt key for moving around the stage.
    20. Make different modes: designer mode, programming mode. And make shortcuts for switching fast between them.
    21. Ability to bringing back the old way of switching scenes and MC’s, its faster when you have few moviclips and scenes that you are working with.
    22. Selecting parts of a timeline making you able to easy shrink and decrease time.
    23. Changing the ease for shapes and tweens in one operation.
    24. Shaping movie clips.
    25. Place the listVariables output in its own window.
    25. Make the output for the listVariables window cleaner.
    27. In AC: specify a custom window you want to trace to.
    28. Copying shapes created in AC to editable shapes in the stage.
    29. Make it easy to copy colour codes quickly between Macromedia products.
    30. Same colours in the tools menu in Flash as in Fireworks.
    31. Set the same centre point to a movie clip in all frames.

    And:
    Take your time on the release; don’t release it before you’re completely happy with it. Be careful making the player too heavy, don’t make it unstable.

    Peace
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    skew as AS command/_property
    symbol-id list with library-alike preview as a component parameter option.
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    Re: new list..

    Originally posted by somlemeg

    20. Make different modes: designer mode, programming mode. And make shortcuts for switching fast between them.
    As far as I know, they are going to sell 2 different tools instead.
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    Yup, that would be cool to.

    I surfed around the web and found this link
    Here they say that Flash is going to be two versions; Merador and Toreador... simple and advaced flash, something like photoshop lite, and normal photoshop.
    Maybe this means that it will be two versions of the flash player too - a heavy and a lite version..?

    In the list "additional features of Toreador", it says "Pro Player features"...

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    somlemeg it's best not to go into the specs of the real thing or the rumors, some things you state are true some arn't however this isn't the place to post it as the flashkit mod's will probable remove it and it just risks you getting a ban (because last time flashkit got some heavy fire from macromedia pertaining some rumors about flash mx)

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    link doesn't work for me.

    speculation and rumours are ok, it's when people post information that could only be obtained by beta testers who have all signed NDAs, screenshots, things like that which are not in the public domain are unacceptable, but speculate away

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    nope even the fake screenshots and rumousr of mx got flashkit in alot of trouble. let's just not post rumours shall we, there are alot of sites you can go to for rumours about flash some more reliable then others there's no need to put it on flashkit now is there :P

    atleast that's what i have been told by some other moderators... that's why i'm refraining of some juicy info :P
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    the fake screenshots were passed off as being real (obviously) which is what annoyed MM, fair enough. With rumours and things like that as long as it's in the public domain and not of the "a beta tester told me" type you're ok.

    there are plenty of rumours and sneaks on the MM blogs.

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    ok so if i type in the specs of the program what the rumours state i should be ok right?

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    blurred textfields

    oooo 1 more thing, I dont know whether its a bug or not, but I notice this in Flash MX everytime I use it ! Whenever I make like say for example 2 regular static textfields with the words "cgn emedia", so basiscally I would copy & paste "cgn emedia" and at least one or two of those copied textfields would turn or be blurry whether its a movieclip or a regular static textfield.

    Has anyone ever noticed this ?

    I hope macromedia gets rid of this problem or bug, whenever I try to make a newlayout, and I need to copy & paste text, I always get blurred text sometimes and it makes my professional looking layouts look like crap, I hope you guys have either ran into this problem or have some sort of solution for this in future. So far, Ive only run into this problem or bug in Flash MX.

    //P.S: I never change any of the antialising settings with my textfields, so its kinda weird that certain textfields go blurry while others of the exact same font, size, etc don't change into blurred text anyhow, i hope you guys get this and find out what Im talking about, its actually kind of weird that the text goes blurred while others do not. (without changing any setttings)

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    Originally posted by justice strike
    ok so if i type in the specs of the program what the rumours state i should be ok right?
    depends if they're rumours are sourced from public domain information. At the moment the only place to get legitimate information about the product is MM and you'll find some of the blogs, like mike chamber's, have rumours rather than 'press release' type stuff about the product, the sort of "so and so showed me this at the conference' type thing.

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    Originally posted by aversion
    depends if they're rumours are sourced from public domain information. At the moment the only place to get legitimate information about the product is MM and you'll find some of the blogs, like mike chamber's, have rumours rather than 'press release' type stuff about the product, the sort of "so and so showed me this at the conference' type thing.
    Could someone pm me some of these sites with juicy info plz & thnx ! :P
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    Originally posted by TRJNET
    Could someone pm me some of these sites with juicy info plz & thnx ! :P
    mike chamber's blog is here, http://www.markme.com/mesh/ and there's a list of other MM blogs on the side.


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    thnx man =)
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    Originally posted by somlemeg


    In the list "additional features of Toreador", it says "Pro Player features"...
    i personally prefer sending trogdor the burninator to my house.

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    the most important bug as far as I'm concerned....

    Fix the Mac player/plugin to work on an equal level with the PC version, dag-nabbit!!!

    I know Mac users make up a much smaller percentage of web developers - but there are plenty of designers like myself who have to, or want to, use a Mac for design.

    And what if I'm working on a PC, but my client has a Mac?

    Trying out the Flash 7 beta plugin has been discouraging. It's a bit faster, but not NEARLY as fast as the PC plugin is.

    Why shouldn't a Flash file play as smoothly and quickly as a Quicktime file?

    Aside from better text support (we should be able to say goodbye to blurry fonts), I think this is the most important fix.

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