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O'Reilly.net: GoLive 6: Adobe's Open Source Embrace

Jun 05, 2002, 03:00 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Fleishman)

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"Adobe has never expressed close feelings for either open-source software or the Unix and Linux platforms. As Linux has risen in popularity and open source has increased in quality and availability, Adobe provided only sporadic and incomplete support. Photoshop under Red Hat? Nope. But Acrobat Reader for certain Unix flavors? Sure.

"GoLive 6 marks a decided change in attitude from Adobe. In the interests of a competitive product and a complete server feature set, the company leapt into bed with Apache, Tomcat (a JSP server), MySQL, and PHP under both the Darwin environment of Mac OS X and the modern NT-style architecture of Windows XP and 2000.

"As Derrick Story noted in the first article of this series, GoLive emerged from the graphic design world in which the program started as a WYSIWYG page layout tool. Over time, it evolved into a full-featured editor with support for JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, and Dynamic HTML, working alongside a drag-and-drop site management system..."

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