Apple vs Adobe

Last week I heard the news that Apple is looking to only accept apps that were created using their software. This means that the new feature in Flash CS5 that allows you to publish apps for the iPhone might not be an acceptable method for making apps. I think that this is a big mistake by Apple and a slap in the face to Adobe. Coming from someone that has taken many an Art and Multimedia class at the university I feel that it is fair to say that Adobe was one of the key factors that kept Apple desktops alive. When no one was buying Apple desktops Art departments in schools all across the country still were. For some reason many an art department thought that Macs were better when it came to creating art. The article that I read was from Lee Brimelow. You can read it here: I am really curious to see what others are thinking. Please comment and let me know.

The Top 5 Reasons to upgrade to CS5

So since the unveiling of CS5 last week I have been doing a little research and have come up with the top five reasons to upgrade to Adobe CS5.

  1. CS5 now includes Flash Builder (formally Flex Builder)
  2. You can now create a Flash project that can be coded in Flash Builder
  3. You can use Flash to create apps for the iPhone and iPad
  4. Content Aware Fill in Photoshop
  5. Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

If you haven’t seen Content Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5 you need to. Go to John Nack’s blog and check it out. Here is a link:

Flash Builder 4 Install Error

So I attempted to install the new Flash Builder 4 the other day and got this error:

Exit Code: 7

————————————– Summary ————————————–

– 0 fatal error(s), 3 error(s), 0 warning(s)

ERROR: Custom Action for payload {177E1CA1-14CC-4398-AB15-A5746EFE8F22} Adobe Flash Builder returned error. Failing this payload.

ERROR: The following payload errors were found during install:

ERROR:  – Adobe Flash Builder: Install failed



I am running a 64 bit version of Windows 7 that easily met the requirements so it was throwing me for a loop. After looking at the install log file a good friend of mine noticed that my windows user name had a special character in it (the ‘&’) and suggested that I make a new admin user without any special characters in the name. I did that and it worked. If you run into this error and are banging your head against the wall check your user name. Thanks again Josh for the find! You can check out Josh’s blog by clicking the link I have to it on my blog.