There’s been a little discontent about the Flash content in DRK 5 on some mailing lists. If people paid for DRK 1-4 then they already have the components in DRK 5, they just don’t work with Flash MX 2004. The question is why should people pay again for components they already own?
As it turns out, all the components in DKR 5 that are upgrades of earlier components (everything except the new TabBar), will be made available for free from Macromedia to DRK 1-4 customers.
Here’s a quote from Heidi Voltmer of Macromedia:
Customers who bought any volume of DRK Volumes 1-4 in the past will be able to get the updated versions of the component set they paid for as a free upgrade shortly. For example if you purchased DRK Volume 2, you will be able to get the Flash UI Component Set 4 update from the Macromedia web site for free. You will not need to purchase the DRK Volume 5 to get the updated component set.
While I do not have an exact date that the free updates will be available, it will be soon and I will make sure that a message is posted here when they are available with instruction on how to get them.