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New Version of Central Info

A couple of people have noticed that there is a new version of Central available, but have run into some issues with it.

Well, here are the solutions:

DevChat won’t install

Beta product ids will not work in the final version of Central. The current version of DevChat has a beta product id, which is why it won’t install in the new version.

You can install it with a different product.xml file that works by:

  1. Open Central
  2. File > Install from URL
  3. Enter this URL : http://nbo02.macromedia.com/devchat/product2.xml

We will have a new version of the chat in the next couple of days that will fix this issue. If you have an existing app that has a beta product id, you can get a new product id from:


You can find a complete technote on this issue here.

Blog Reader is not installed in the update

When Central updates itself, it cannot install new applications. Since the beta did not contain the blog reader application, it is not installed when Central does an auto-update.

There are two solutions. Uninstall Central, and then reinstall it. Or, wait a couple of hours, and you will be able to install the blog reader from the app finder.

Central is not prompting to update

That is the expected behavior. Central checks for updates periodically (I think it is every couple of days), and thus everyone won’t be prompted to update. You can manually get Central to check for updates by:

  1. Opening Central
  2. View > Preferences
  3. General Tab
  4. Click the Check Now Button.

Sorry for the confusion. I meant to post this information before the new version was out, but a combination of factors prevented that. I will be posting a lot more information shortly.

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