Friday, January 10, 2003

Update to HomeSite+ available

A lot of folks may have heard about the available updater for Dreamweaver MX .

But did you know there is an updater for HomeSite+ (from the base 5.1 to a new 5.2 version)? If you' don't know what HomeSite+ is, see Yes there is, and it solves many things including one of the biggest beefs that many have had: you can again customize the toolbars and resource windows! There are still more interesting new features, as listed in the release notes with a long list of what's been fixed (see my favorite, listed as a fix to bug 28406). The updater itself is at updater. Who said MM didn't care about Studio/Homesite users?

Well boo hiss: the recent revision of the Macromedia site in March 2003 has caused the URL for the HS+ updater to be invalid so you're taken to the front page of the MM site. Try this instead: And it's behind a registration/login page. Oh well. Once you're past that, you can indeed get the updater. And the DWMX updater link above is still good.

One thing the updater doesn't fix is that HomeSite+ does NOT by default include the CF docs. See my entry on 10/4 about downloading that addition.

Oh, and if you don't know about HomeSite+, it's basically a merging of HomeSite 5 and CF Studio 5 which is available FREE on your Dreamweaver MX or Studio MX CD. Many don't know it's available because it's not on the install menu of those CDs. Just browse them to find this available, and you can have both DWMX and HS+ together on the same system, using each at your preference. (See my other entries here for more info on HomeSite+, as well as things others on speeding up DWMX and more. Use the search option at left to search for DreamWeaver.)

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