Today the DevNet Resource Kit, volume 5 (DRK5) was released to DevNet Subscribers. Apparently the CDs have not been completed yet, but are soon to follow. Honestly, if you are looking to get the best value for your dollar, this is the DRK to buy. You may ask why? Well, read below:
DRK5′s Flash MX 2004 Content includes:
1. A NEW Tab Bar Component
2. An updated release of the Flash UI Component Set 3, so it will be compatible with the Flash 7 Player
3. An updated release of the Flash UI Component Set 4
3. An updated release of the Flash UI Component Set 5
6. An updated release of the Bevel Components
7. An updated release of the charting components released in the last DRK (DRK4)
So, basically you are getting 5 DRKs worth of components for the price of one.
It also includes two wonderful sample applications for you to take apart:
1. A Weather Application that allows you to search for and store your local weather information.
2. A Font Browser you can use to explore that constantly enlargin font library you have.
And to top it off, there are two new extensions for Flash MX 2004, and a ton of other items for ColdFusion MX, Fireworks MX 2004, and Dreamweaver MX 2004.
One of my favorite items is Pollster v2. Pollster v2 has many new features, most notably the Flash interface allows an unlimited number of answers/options, the legend supports multiline labels, and there is a tab that allows the user to browse past polls.
This information was gathered from browsing through the DRK, and I assume that more information should come soon on Macromedia’s site, probably when the CD’s are ready to ship.