Thursday, January 2, 2014

Adobe Dreamweaver

Update.-- Adobe released an update to Dreamweaver CC today (Jan. 2, 2014) and they didn't fix one very important thing. The application writes a message to the console log file every 3-5 seconds! It literally drowns out all the other messages from all the other applications! So Adobe, 


People are paying $20-50 per month for your applications. The least you can do is make sure it doesn't fill the console log with repetitive useless messages which can easily be trapped for fixed as some are about core performance, obsolete functions or libaries, etc.

You would think the developers at Adobe would have a Mac Pro with OS-X 10.9.1 running and watch the console log as they open Dreamweaver CC. You would think, but apparently that's asking too much. So I still won't use it!

Original message.---I've used Adobe Dreamweaver for a few years going back to CS3 but only CS5.5 (not CS5) and later versions run under OS-X 10.9.x Mavericks along with GoLive 9, Abobe's Web design application before Dreamweaver (DW) which has run without a hitch through several generations of OS-X including Mavericks.

I didn't like Dreamweaver CS6 because they redesigned to a full screen window size without the user having any control over the default opening window size and position which DW had with all previous versions. And with all the updates they never fixed this bug, so I stopped using it.

I like Dreamweaver CC, but don't use it under OS-X 10.9.x Mavericks for one very good reason, which isn't related to the use of it, but what it does when it's open. If you like to use, even keep, the console window available to see what your Mac is doing, you won't like DW CC or CS6.

I don't know what Adobe did or if the problem is an Adobe-to-Apple issue with Mavericks but once you open either DW CC or CS6 it writes endless messages to the console window every few seconds, and it's several different message repeated endlessly until you close the application.

I would have thought someone at Adobe would test this but apparently not as they've updated DW CC and CS6 for Mavericks and the messages didn't stop. This is the stuff developers call chatter since they're not error messages, but endless chatter is ridiculous when it drowns out all the other messages.

So, until Adobe decides to fix this I've resorted to using DW CS5.5 (CS5 crashes shortly after opening) and GoLive 9.

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