Since Director MX2004 (edited by Macromedia at that time), a lot of people lost hope in a future version of Director. Not a word about a possible version 11 went out through the door of Adobe.
So is Director 11 a good news? Most certainly, yes, but there are a few points that let me perplex…
1) Support for Flash CS3 Professional, including files using the ActionScript™ 2.0 language ??? Seems that there won’t be any way to use AS 3.0 with Director, quite surprising isn’t it?
2) What will be the market of Director? To my understanding Director and AIR have an huge overlap in terms of market and functionalities. Why would you choose Director VS AIR?
Director is oriented for local complex applications whereas AIR is more about bringing RIAs onto desktop.
That was my controversial post of the week 🙂 Still I’m very happy to hear that Director is back, and I can’t wait to try it!
Find more information on Director 11.
I noticed that AS2 reference as well… I’m hoping it’s just a typo because the Director 11 datasheet (accessible from the Adobe online store) refers to AS3 more than once.
I really hope it is a typo as well, maybe someone from Adobe has the answer?