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Shu – alternative to mdm Zinc?

Posted by vipin on April 7, 2008

Check out shu .

Its a projector creator for Adobe Flash/Flex like MDM Zinc. Shu uses Adobe AIR runtime. It actually packages the AIR runtime along with the application files. Its definitely an alternative to Zinc, untill Adobe comes up with same kind of solution, where you don’t have any dependability to distribute your application. AIR application now needs the AIR runtime to be installed in user’s machine.

I was a fan of mdm Zinc, when I moved from Director. The kind of flexibility and commands provided by Zinc was amazing when you compare with Director. I was happy when I heard about Zinc 3.0 and the new technologies going in there. Zinc 3.0 is good, but MDM disappoints me by not having a solid product out to the market. Its still buggy and so unstable that we cannot use it in our project deliveries.

Shu says its solid (as MDM) but it should be true as the underlying engine is AIR. I am going to give a try to it, and probably I can write my experience.

But, Adobe should come up with something like this…


2 Responses to “Shu – alternative to mdm Zinc?”

  1. Kiwi said

    40mb projector filesizes!!?? No thanks! I’ll stick with Zinc which has worked flawlessly for our projects.

  2. Shane said

    Use AirAveer. It’s better and cheaper

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