[internetworkers] Adobe/Macromedia merger
paul at blinkylights.org
Mon May 2 19:02:12 EDT 2005
Kelly Jo Garner wrote:
> I very well may be the last person to know about this:
> But what do other folks think? I know when Macromedia and Allaire merged,
> some developer friends of mine were bummed - they had more respect for
> Allaire as a company and their products in general than Macromedia. But
> what prospects are there for Adobe and Macromedia - will current
> developers shy away from a huge corporation and plow efforts back into
> open source development/graphics tools? Or will people suck it up and move
> I haven't upgraded from Dreamweaver 4.0 or Photoshop 6.0 - they still
> serve my purposes - but for folks who do have more recent products, what
> do you think?
I'm a web developer, so the first thing I wondered was how the merger
impacts my unrealistic hopes that one day I'll be able to embed
scriptable SVG markup right there in my XHTML. Adobe's historically
been pro-SVG, while Macromedia seems to have been under the
misapprehension that SVG and Flash would overlap somehow.
Probably a moot point, since inline standards-based vector
graphics... well, that's probably a little too twenty-first century
for our friends over at Microsoft, and most folks still (STILL!) use IE.
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