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"The JGenerator" is an open source Java application from JZox which offered functionality similar to that of Macromedia Generator.

Product historyEdit

When Macromedia discontinued support for Generator with version 2.6 in June 2003,[1] the last version did not support the new Macromedia Flash MX format.[2]

Independent programmer Dmitry Skavish had developed JGenerator with Java in 2000 to offer similar functionality through an open source implementation which ran up to 20 times faster.[3] JGenerator version 2.1 MX added support for Flash MX.[4][5]

EditionsEdit

JGenerator 2.x was available in a free Community Edition and a paid Enterprise Edition which added the following features:[6]

  • All Chart objects
  • Dynamic Text Effects
  • GUI
  • Plot Object
  • JDBC connection pooling
  • Flash MX JGenerator components

A Developer Edition had also been made available for version 2.0 to provide a development environment for individual designers or developers without support for actual server-based online content production.[7]

DiscontinuationEdit

On December 11, 2003, Macromedia signed a licensing agreement with JZox, which no longer sells JGenerator.[5][8] The last available version was 2.2.5 MX.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Macromedia Generator FAQ, Macromedia. 2003-06-21.
  2. What is Macromedia Generator?, Macromedia Flash Enabled. Flash Design and Development for Devices by Christian Cantrell et. al. ISBN: 735711771. 2002-05-17.
  3. Testimonials by William L. Thomson Jr., The JGenerator. Accessed 2019-11-19.
  4. What is JGenerator?, Macromedia Flash Enabled. Flash Design and Development for Devices by Christian Cantrell et. al. ISBN: 735711771. 2002-05-17.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 JGenerator with Flash MX, JZox. Archived 2004-04-14.
  6. The JGenerator Community Edition, JZox. Archived 2003-10-10.
  7. The JGenerator Developer Edition, JZox. Archived 2002-06-08.
  8. Macromedia Generator by oshats, Experts Exchange. 2006-04-13.

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