2008 is here. Where is Director? Shockwaves has arrived!

January 23rd, 2008

The new year has arrived. I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to do much of anything lately other than watch Apple stock plummet. Hopefully I’ll have a bit more free time during this year to get posts up here, and to watch the stock go up. I even bought some Adobe stock today…I figure it will shoot up when Director gets released 🙂

So…where is that dreaded release. For those that have been paying attention to the Director FAQ it now says, “…However, our current planning assumption is that the next major release of Director will be announced in February 2008.” So it seems like we’ll hear about it next month.

This FAQ has changed quite a bit during 2007, but it continues to get narrowed down (a specified month is so much better than a ‘sometime in the 2nd half of the year’ statement). Back on January 10, 2006, Steve Jobs announced that the iMac would now be using an Intel CPU. It has been two years without a MacIntel version of the Shockwave plug-in (other than running in Rosetta…but please…that hurts). Can Director and/or Shockwave get back in the game after such a long absence? I guess we’ll find out this year.

Allen Partridge (the Adobe Director Evangelist) now has a blog up and running called Shockwaves that is all Director, all the time. Be sure to stop by to see it grow.

Looks like it will be a happy year for Director and my MacIntels.

Entry Filed under: Adobe,Director 11,Director PR

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. WildKid  |  November 27th, 2007 at 5:40 am

    Really good and really interesting post. I expect (and other readers maybe :)) new useful posts from you!
    Good luck and successes in blogging!

  • 2. Martin  |  January 23rd, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    It’s interesting to see the FAQ went from “End of 2007” to January and now to February. I wonder how long it will go for!

    The new shockwaves blog and director podcast resurrection is a good sign I suppose, but then we’ve been waiting for so long the upgrade had better be worth it. 🙂

  • 3. fredciel  |  January 24th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I just receive a mail from a guy from adobe:

    We’re announcing Director 11 in a few weeks. Be sure to download a free trial of Director 11 when it becomes available on March 3. Thank you for your interest in Director.

    Sounds good….but please.. no more delay….


  • 4. projectmanagement  |  January 25th, 2008 at 7:02 am

    This is sooooo common among software projects the delay…

    However, more important is that it looks like Adobe is going to take director more serious than macromedia did….already talking about director 12. When is that going to be released 🙂

  • 5. Mark  |  January 28th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I’ve got a director project with about 700 text members that are currently written in english which need to be converted to Azeri ( language of azerbaijan) but i am knackered because director 10 does not support unicode. Hoping for D11 soon – with unicode…

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