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Dreamweaver MX Version 6.1
Dreamweaver MX version 6.1 includes performance improvements and enables collaboration with Macromedia Contribute. In addition, several outstanding issues discovered since the release of Dreamweaver MX have been addressed in this version.

If you downloaded the English version of Dreamweaver MX from the Macromedia site after 12/3/02, then you have the Dreamweaver MX Updater for Contribute. Both the trial version of Dreamweaver MX and the electronic software download available for purchase on the Macromedia online store were updated on 12/3/02.

 

How can I tell if I need to download the Dreamweaver MX Updater for Contribute?
To determine whether or not you already have the Dreamweaver MX Update for Contribute installed, follow these steps:

1. Launch Dreamweaver MX.

2. Open the About Dreamweaver window:

In Windows, choose Help > About Dreamweaver.

On Macintosh OS X, choose About Macromedia Dreamweaver MX from the Dreamweaver menu.

On Macintosh OS 9.x, choose About Macromedia Dreamweaver MX from the Apple menu.

The copyright notice and credits will begin to scroll.

3. Click in the About Dreamweaver window once, to bypass the scrolling credits.

4. Note the version number at the bottom left of the window.

5. Click the About Dreamweaver window again to close it.

If the version number is 6.1, then you already have the updated version of Dreamweaver. You do not need to run the updater.

 

How to get the Dreamweaver MX Updater for Contribute
If you have Dreamweaver MX installed and would like to update it to Dreamweaver MX 6.1, you can download the Dreamweaver MX Updater for Contribute from the Dreamweaver Support Center.

Before installing the Dreamweaver MX Updater for Contribute
You should disable all extensions in Dreamweaver MX before installing the Updater. If you install the Updater while Dreamweaver MX extensions are enabled, the extensions will disappear from the Dreamweaver menus.

To disable extensions:

  1. Launch the Extension Manager by choosing Commands > Manage Extensions.
  2. In the Extension Manager, uncheck each of the Dreamweaver MX extensions to disable them.

    After you have installed the Updater and started Dreamweaver MX for the first time, use the Extension Manager to re-enable your extensions.

To disable extensions with a multi-user operating system:

If you are using a multi-user operating system (Windows NT, 2000, XP, or Macintosh OS X), any extension installed by the Administrator will be retained if you follow the procedure above. However, individual users who have installed extensions will also need to disable and re-enable their own extensions. 

After you (the Administrator) have installed the Dreamweaver Updater for Contribute, alert users that they should do the following to rebuild their menus:

  1. Launch the Extension Manager by choosing Commands > Manage Extensions.
  2. In the Extension Manager, uncheck and then recheck each Dreamweaver MX extension, to disable and then re-enable each extension.

    This will rebuild the menus to include their custom set of Dreamweaver MX extensions.

 

Distribution of the Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Updater for Contribute
Please note that distribution of the Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Updater for Contribute ("Updater") is permissible to other end users who hold licensed copies of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX pursuant to the terms of such Updater's Distribution Agreement. It is permissible, for example, to place a copy of Updater on an internal network for download by network users who hold licensed copies of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX.

 

Other updates of interest to Dreamweaver MX customers
The Dreamweaver MX 6.1 release also includes updated versions of HomeSite+ and Extension Manager. If you have updated Dreamweaver MX using the Dreamweaver MX Updater for Contribute, we recommend that you also download and install the following updates:

Macromedia HomeSite+ Updater
Extension Manager

 

Improvements in Dreamweaver MX version 6.1
Dreamweaver MX version 6.1 enables collaboration with Macromedia Contribute.  This includes:

  • Shared Contribute versioning system: Dreamweaver MX 6.1 uses the same simple versioning and page rollback system as Contribute.
  • Integrated administration of Contribute sites: Dreamweaver MX 6.1 includes all of the site administration features available in Contribute directly within Dreamweaver, so you can modify settings without leaving Dreamweaver MX.
  • Ability to send Contribute connection keys: Send encrypted connection keys to your content contributors right from Dreamweaver MX.

Dreamweaver MX version 6.1 also includes performance improvements and fixes for several outstanding issues discovered since the release of Dreamweaver MX.  For more details, please see the list of bugs fixed in Dreamweaver MX version 6.1.

 

Known issues in Dreamweaver MX version 6.1
Neither Dreamweaver MX version 6.1, nor prior versions of Dreamweaver, support the Unix file system on Macintosh OS X.

The full installer of Dreamweaver MX will perform a complete installation of Dreamweaver MX, resetting your configuration to the default settings.

The Dreamweaver MX 6.1 Updater (Macintosh only) may incorrectly identify the installed version of Dreamweaver MX as a Trial version. This can happen if you have previously installed the purchased version of Dreamweaver MX in the same location as the Trial version. In this case, when you then attempt to install the Dreamweaver MX 6.1 Updater, it may report the error: "The updater cannot update a trial version of Dreamweaver." To resolve this problem: in the Dreamweaver MX directory, rename the file VSetupT to VSetupT-Bak, then restart the Dreamweaver 6.1 Updater.

If you are using ASP.Net in Dreamweaver MX, you should redeploy the version of DreamweaverCtrls.dll in Dreamweaver MX version 6.1 to your website(s). This resolves the following problem: some attributes of the MM:DataSet (for example, RecordCount) were invalid until the DataSet was initialized, and any use of the attributes prior to the Page_Load function resulted in an incorrect value being returned.

 

Notices, Terms, Conditions, and Attribution
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