I don’t think I am the only one confused by the pricing structure of Flex Builder 2/3. So, here is how I understand it. Please, correct me if I am wrong here.
Here are the options for those who don’t already own Flex Builder 2 licenses but want Flex Builder 3 Professional:
- Buy Flex Builder 2 now for $249 with the additional $99 maintenance which will allow you to get the free upgrade to Flex Builder 3 Standard. At which time, you would need to upgrade to Flex Builder 3 Professional. The cost for that upgrade doesn’t seem to be listed anywhere
- Buy Flex Builder 2 with Charting now for $699 with the additional $299 maintenance which would allow the free upgrade to Flex Builder 3 Professional
If you already own Flex Builder 2, I am totally unclear of what the upgrade path is. Can I just buy maintenance? Or is there some other upgrade for pre-existing licenses?
What about teams of developers that are using Flex Builder 3 Professional but have a separate build machine for production builds? Do you need a separate license for that in order to use the Data Visualization stuff? I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere.
I really think that Adobe has dropped the ball here on this. It is not a great user experience when you have a product that plenty of people want to buy, but your customers aren’t sure how to go about the best way to get it.
Please comment, I am just as confused as everyone else.