With the release of the Dreamweaver updater, all Macromedia Studio MX 2004 products have been optimized for better quality and performance. New Studio MX 2004 purchases will include all of the updated products. Existing users can download the free individual product updaters online.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 now runs significantly faster, with performance gains of up to 50 percent on Windows and up to 70 percent on Mac OS X. (The article below from MacFixIt Magazine seems to back up Macromedia's claim about Dreamweaver's performance improvements on the Mac OSX.)
New, updated trial versions and Evaluation Guides for the Studio MX 2004 products are available at http://www.macromedia.com/go/studioupdates/.
Customers with previously expired trial versions of Dreamweaver MX 2004 will be able to try the new version at http://www.macromedia.com/go/dwupdate/.
Macromedia is also responding to customer feedback regarding product licensing with modifications to its upgrade policy for certain products. The new upgrade policy permits a Studio MX 2004 product upgrader to use the prior version of the product on the same computer as the upgrade version. An additional policy change has also been made that gives developers limited rights to distribute their own Flash components based on those included with the MX 2004 products. Additional details regarding license changes can be found at http://www.macromedia.com/go/studioupdates.
Major Performance and Stability Boosts for Macromedia Dreamweaver and Studio MX (Macromedia.com, March 12, 2004)
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Update Released (CMS-Wire.com, March 12, 2004)