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Don't Install the latest DW CC 2015 Update

Thread began 6/16/2015 2:37 pm by Ray Borduin | Last modified 9/28/2015 10:12 am by Ray Borduin | 25119 views | 119 replies |

Ray BorduinWebAssist

All webassist extensions are updated for DW CC 2015 compatability

Adobe hasn't updated the Extension Manager to work with CC 2015. They are aware of the issue and say they are working on it.

Currently installing CC 2015 will break the Extension Manager and won't allow you to install any extensions in previous versions as well. I found several articles on the web confirming this and that Adobe is aware of it.

Here is an adobe forum thread on it: (the second to last post by Monika at Adobe claims to have steps to resolve this issue, but they didn't work for me)

Here is the Extension manager update information (notice the red warning on the top of the page they added today) :

My guess is that there will be an update to the Extension Manager over the next couple of days or a dot release of Dreamweaver CC 2015, but until then you won't be able to install extensions if you download the CC 2015 update.

There is nothing we should (or could) need to do to update our extensions. It appears this will be an issue for any and all extensions until Adobe fixes it and then the extensions will just start working again. The fact that they have EOL'd the Extension Manager is not the problem, because the command line installation process does not work either, which is still supported.

I'm afraid the ball is in Adobe's court on this one, so hopefully they will fix it soon.

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Too late

Installed it this morning and it removed the prior 2014 version.

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Removing the CC 2014 version before installing the new CC 2015, the extension manager recognizes the new Dreamweaver CC 2015.
I installed your extensions (Data Bridge, MySQLi Server Behaviors, eCart 6 and Free Tools), but after that everything seemed to have worked fine, at the moment of activation appeared an error message.
I've Windows 8.1 and CC2015 both Italian version.

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Solution from DMXzone (works good with WebAssist's extensions too):

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Hi Ray - yesterday they were saying they were aware of it as an issue they were working to resolve.

However, today they have announced that Extension Manager is no more:

Which sounds a pain, as presumably it means you guys will need to give Adobe a cut, or develop your own installers.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The extension manager still works. They are going to stop updating it, but at least for this version it still works with the old one.

I have worked all night and made some progress.

If you uninstall and reinstall the Extension Manager... then completely remove and reinstall your extensions, they will install into DW CC 2015.

However there are some UI issues that we have to deal with on our end still. I've managed to install our extensions and activate them. I'm going to need at least a few days to make the necessary changes to get them to look right and function properly now.

I'll update my progress here. WebAssist extension users will still need to hold off updating to CC 2015 until we are able to make the necessary changes.

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Thanks Ray - I worded that badly - I just meant it looked like it was no longer going to support installing extensions for new versions of DW.

Sounds like you can hopefully get it to work with some tweaking, so thanks for taking a look at that already.

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Thanks for this warning, Ray.

I had just clicked the button to update Photoshop Lightroom, DW and Acrobat, when I remembered previous upgrade problems, so I thought I'd better check with WA.

Glad I did - was able to stop the DW download and am happy to wait until it's all cleared.

Unfortunately, DW upgrades are now largely irrelevant, as they do little for the mysql user!


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NO MORE Extension Manager 2015

I call Adobe directly by phone asking about this problem. They told me that no more extension Manager will be available. You have two options.

1.- Upload your extension to their market place and sell troght them.

2.- Create your own setup file without using extension manager.

I have more extensions with other developers and have the same problem, all tell me the same:


We are aware of this issue and we're working hard to fix it. Unfortunately the new version of Adobe Dreamweaver CC2015 doesn't include Extension Manager anymore. We are in the final stages of creating an "Installer" app ourselves and it should be ready in just a few days (we will shoot out a newsletter when it's done).

Thank you for your patience


I am in the middle of a project and need this working as soon as possible. Please let me know what will happen with your extensions??


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What I'm not seeing is where to download the deprecated server panel. Installing the Extension Manager and then the extensions again was easy but there is no Server Panel so no access to test further. This was a a download from Adobe but no longer seems to be available.

Any help on this?

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