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Macromedia Generator 2 is the second major version of Generator, released by Macromedia in on October 4, 1999.[1] It supported Flash 4 and 5-based files.[2][3] It was also included as part of Macromedia Flash 5 Generator Studio.

Product history[edit | edit source]

The Enterprise Edition was shipped on June 7, 2000 and initially had a street price of US$30,000,[4][5] but was repriced to $2,999 on April 10, 2001. The Developer Edition was priced at $999 per server.[6]

Discontinuation[edit | edit source]

Macromedia discontinued sales of Generator 2 on December 31, 2002. Support ended in June 2003; the last update was version 2.6.[7]

Macromedia sought to migrate users to Macromedia Flash MX,[7] but Generator 2 was discontinued without having added support for Flash MX.[2] Developers found an alternative through JGenerator, an open-source Java application from JZox which offered similar functionality with support for Flash MX.[8][9] On December 11, 2003, Macromedia signed a licensing agreement with JZox, which no longer sells JGenerator.[9][10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Macromedia Generator 2 ships, delivers open enterprise solution for dynamically generated graphical web content, Macromedia. 1999-10-04. Archived 2000-01-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 What is Macromedia Generator?, Macromedia Flash Enabled. Flash Design and Development for Devices by Christian Cantrell et. al. ISBN: 735711771. 2002-05-17.
  3. Macromedia Flash 5.0 and Generator 2.0 by Judy Qiu, Indiana University Bloomington. 2002-01-30.
  4. Macromedia Generator 2 Enterprise Edition by Jay Munro, PC Magazine UK. 2000-09-19.
  5. Macromedia ships Generator 2 Enterprise Edition, Macromedia. 2000-06-07.
  6. Macromedia Generator FAQ, Macromedia. 2001-04-13.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Macromedia Generator FAQ, Macromedia. 2003-06-21.
  8. What is JGenerator?, Macromedia Flash Enabled. Flash Design and Development for Devices by Christian Cantrell et. al. ISBN: 735711771. 2002-05-17.
  9. 9.0 9.1 JGenerator with Flash MX, JZox. Archived 2004-04-14.
  10. Macromedia Generator by oshats, Experts Exchange. 2006-04-13.

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