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Extension Manager 1.6 release notes

This document addresses known issues with the Extension Manager at the time of release. It may be updated as more information becomes available.

System requirements
What's New In This Release
Known issues
How to report bugs
Notices, Terms, Conditions, and Attribution

System Requirements:
The Extension Manager requires Mac OS ® X 10.2.6 or Windows ® 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 with 6 MB additional hard drive space, 10 MB additional RAM, and at least one of the following products:


Macromedia Dreamweaver MX or Dreamweaver MX 2004

· Macromedia Fireworks MX or Fireworks MX 2004
· Macromedia Flash MX or Flash MX 2004

Dreamweaver 4, Dreamweaver UltraDev 4, and Flash 5 users should use version 1.5 of the Extension Manager.

What's New In This Release

Managing extensions on a multi-user configuration system
For extension files that are installed into Dreamweaver or Flash on a multi-user operating system (Windows, 2000, XP Server 2003, and Macintosh OS X), the Extension Manager manages and modifies files within the current user's configuration folder. On non multi-user systems, Dreamweaver and Flash extension files will continue to be managed and modified within the installed application configuration folder. See the Extension Manager Help for more information about installing on a multi-user operating system.

Support for new extension types
The Extension Manager now supports the following new extension types for Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash:

  • Dreamweaver: Flash Element, Reference Book
  • Fireworks: Auto Shape and Command Panel
  • Flash: Flash Behavior, Flash Command, Flash Component (SWC), Flash Data Element, Flash Effect, Flash Screen Type, and Flash Tool

For information regarding the new and existing extension types, view the Macromedia Extension Information (MXI) documentation.

Known issues

Manage Extensions menu item may appear disabled in Dreamweaver MX. The Manage Extensions menu item under the Commands and Help menus may appear disabled in Dreamweaver MX despite the fact that Extension Manager 1.6 is installed. If this is the case, launch the Extension Manager via your system's application menu.  We will soon release a patch to resolve this issue in Dreamweaver MX.

Installer may not find all prior versions of the Extension Manager. Earlier versions of the Extension Manager should be uninstalled before installing this new version of the Extension Manager. On Windows you can uninstall by using the Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. On Macintosh, throw out the Extension Manager folder.

Extension Manager may not display all installed Macromedia products. If any supported version of Dreamweaver, Flash, or Fireworks does not appear in the Extension Manager's product display, try launching the Extension Manager while the "missing" product is running.

Extensions with very long descriptions (> 1000 bytes) may not install. To resolve this issue, keep CDATA blocks in MXI files to less than 1000 characters.

The extension list columns cannot be resized on the Macintosh. If the name of the extension goes past the default column width, the user can not resize the column. The workaround is to resize the entire Extension Manager window.

Cannot install a user-defined file token into the root of the drive. Developers creating MXI files with a user-defined file token must specify a folder name for installation.

Include the required product as a dependency in the MXI file if you use a token. Extension developers using a token for a specific product must also specify that the product is required in the MXI file.

Supported versions of Flash no longer support several extension types. Starting with the MX release of Flash, you will not be able to install the following extension types: Generator Object, Generator Template, Lesson, Sample, and Smart Clip. These extensions are only designed for use within Flash 5.

Reporting a bug to the Exchange team

Found a bug? Your first step should be to review the content at the Macromedia Customer Support site. There you will find informative TechNotes that can help to resolve your technical issues. If you are unable to see any information regarding a particular bug, please report it using the Macromedia Software Feature Request and Bug Report form.

Note: Due to the high volume of e-mail we receive, you may not receive a response to these submissions.

Notices, Terms, Conditions, and Attribution

This computer program is protected by copyright law and international treaties. Unauthorized use, reproduction or distribution of this program, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.

This software may contain third-party software which requires notices and/or additional terms and conditions. Notices, terms and conditions pertaining to third party software are located at /go/thirdparty/ and incorporated by reference herein.