Sunday, May 01, 2005

Adobe to buy Macromedia

Adobe to buy Macromedia

I turn my back for three weeks and look what happens!

I am not going to even try to make comment about all I have read, but suffice to say this is interesting and exciting news.

Apparently nothing is certain about the takeover until there is legal permission for the purchase to go ahead. Everything should be Work As Normal in both the Macromedia and the Adobe camps until then. I look forward to some fascinating new tools when Adobe get to grips with stitching Flash and Acrobat together. Then there is Photoshop and Fireworks, Director and Premier, Dreamweaver and GoLive ... Authorware and new heights perhaps?

Given that Authorware is the most consistently profitable application Macromedia has (allegedly) those of us with a vested interest in the product are hopeful that Adobe will elect to keep it alive and develop it for the 21st century.

Watch this space!


romeo said...

Please assist me. I'm a newbie in authorware. I am formulating some quizzes (multiple choice) for CD distribution to my students. I would like to create certain controls like: 1) the CD won't be mass copied; 2) create passwords for individual users of the distributed CD; and 3) create a time-limit for the use of compiled quiz after which it becomes unusable. how do I do all these controls?

Steve Howard said...


this is really not the best place to ask such questions. You should post to the Aware List, there is a link to it at the side of this page - it's the first "Essential" link.