MWSF: Macromedia ships JRun 4 for Mac OS X

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Today Macromedia Inc. announces the immediate availability of Macromedia JRun 4 for Mac OS X. JRun 4 is a Java 2 enterprise edition application server.

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"Expanding to Mac OS X was a natural progression for us," according to Macromedia's Dan Murphy. "This validates Mac OS X as a platform for deploying enterprise applications. It opens up significant opportunities for a new customer base and will help bring new applications to the Mac OS X platform."

Macromedia JRun 4 is the latest integrated Macromedia product to run natively on Mac OS X, joining Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Director MX, Macromedia Fireworks MX, and Macromedia FreeHand 10. It's available for purchase direct from the Macromedia Online Store. The cost is $899 per processor -- a pricing structure common with server products, being based on capacity.

Macromedia JRun 4 -- used at more than 10,000 companies worldwide -- takes advantage of the power and stability of Mac OS X to deliver a fast and reliable server platform for J2EE applications, according to Murphy. JRun 4 simplifies and speeds Java application delivery with a focus on "affordability, developer productivity, and easy management and administration," he added.

Macromedia has also announced that the Developer Edition of Macromedia ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers (the rapid server scripting environment for creating rich Internet applications) now supports Mac OS X. ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers adds ColdFusion scripting capabilities to J2EE application servers including JRun 4 for Mac OS X. New Mac OS X support for the Developer Edition enables Macromedia Studio MX developers to both create and test ColdFusion MX applications on the Mac OS X platform, though they'll still need to be deployed to a Unix or Windows system. The Developer Edition is immediately available for download.

"Now you can develop and test applications on OS X, whereas before you could develop, but not test or debug them, on the Mac platform," Murphy said.

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