Macromedia releases Dreamweaver MX 2004 7.0.1, 70 percent OS X speed boost claimed

Macromedia has released Dreamweaver MX 2004 7.0.1, a free update that provides “performance gains of up to 50 per cent on Windows and up to 70 per cent on Mac OS X,” improves stability, restores the Timeline feature from the original Dreamweaver MX, and more. [Attribution: MacNN]

Release Notes: “Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 (7.0.1) fixes known problems in Dreamweaver MX 2004. Some of these issues could cause Dreamweaver to perform slowly or occasionally crash, so all current Dreamweaver MX 2004 users should download and install this software update.”

More info and download link here.

MacDailyNews Take: A 70 percent increase, if true, will be a Godsend. What a dog Dreamweaver v. 7.0 is on Mac OS X 10.3.2!


  1. I switched to GoLive four years ago and never looked back. I’ve been increasingly dissatisfied with MM over the last few years. Freehand has gotten worse with every release since 8, Flash has gotten better in some ways, worse in others. I hate to see this happen. I really used to like their stuff.

  2. BBEdit? Yeah I used to like it I prefer SubEthaEdit now (free and color coded code.) But I checked out Freeway Pro. Freakin’ cool. My PC coders here think it’s cool too. Only available in Mac. I may take a look at it. I also like RapidWeaver for quick template jobs.+

  3. On a PB 12″ 867 with 640MB RAM, MX 2004 was unusable until this update. Now it hums along. Multiple include files will make it load pages slowly, but redraws are much much better. I don’t cringe every time I update the design view.

  4. Now if only Adobe follows suit with Photoshop and Microsoft with, well, everything. It’s about time for these companies to optimize their products, after all OS X has been around for years now.

  5. -WYSIWYG web tools are nice, but for the even moderately
    -experienced BBEdit is the best coding program you can use
    -for the mac.

    A few years ago, I would have agreed with you, but WYSISYG tools (Freeway in particular) have evolved significantly.

    It is the nature of (most) software tools to do more while becoming easier to use — after all, when was the last time you hand-coded your Postscript output so you could print a document?

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  6. I own a 12″ iBook G4 with 10.3.2 and MX 2004 was a real hog before. I can happily say now that the program is SIGNIFICANTLY faster! It makes me happy in my pants =P

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