Just Announced Today folks: Macromedia and Allaire Will Merge, Cheers , MEDIAADDICT Here's their press release On January 16, 2001, Macromedia and Allaire signed a definitive agreement to merge. Together, we will deliver a comprehensive product family of tools and servers that will enable customers to efficiently author both the look of a Web site and the application logic behind it. The combined company, known as Macromedia, will focus on delivering world-class software for the Web professional. By bringing the Allaire family of server and application development products together with Macromedia's strength in visual and multimedia authoring, we will make the development of dynamic content more efficient, affordable, and accessible to millions of customers like you. As a merged company, Macromedia remains committed to supporting open standards and leading technologies. Moving forward, our products will enable authors to create content and applications that work across a variety of platforms and across multiple devices. Many of you have already experienced the benefits of the companies' existing strategic relationship, which ranges from: * The full copy of Allaire HomeSite (included with the Windows version of Macromedia Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver UltraDev), to * The upcoming Harpoon initiative (linking Macromedia Flash with Allaire's ColdFusion Web application server), to * The visual authoring for Allaire ColdFusion and JRun Web application servers enabled by Dreamweaver UltraDev. The customer benefits will only improve with the enhanced product integration that will occur as our product teams begin to work together. The deal is expected to close (pending shareholder and regulatory approval) within 90 days. Until then, to purchase products or upgrades, or for support or customer service, please continue to contact each company with the confidence that you will receive the same high-quality products and exceptional level of support you have come to expect from Macromedia and Allaire. For more about the merger, see the press release at: http://www.allaire.com/macromedia. http://www.macromedia.com/go/merge _____________________________________________________________ Get MEDIAADDICT Mail, the World's Best Free Web Mail! ---> http://mail.mediaaddict.com - To post on your mailing list, simply send email to mediaaddict@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - Online, searchable archives of your list are available at http://freelists.dhs.org/archives/mediaaddict - Tell your friends to subscribe to our list by sending email to mediaaddict-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'subscribe' in the Subject field. - You can unsubscribe from our list by sending email to mediaaddict-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.