This made me laugh this morning. I decided to do a side by side comparison of Flex Builder 3 standalone and Flex Builder 3 plugin (I use the plugin as my day-to-day). However this post isn’t about my findings. It’s about the fact that when you go to download FB3 from the Adobe site it gives you two options as you can see in the image below.
Now this doesn’t seem odd, except if, like me you are on a Mac, then the download is actually 393MB not 169MB. I haven’t tested it on a PC, but I suspect that on Windows it isn’t 169MB either. OK, so it isn’t a big deal, but come on guys, there are a few people in this world who would like to use Flex and don’t have a T1. So if it is a large file download how about actually getting the size right before the user starts to download it. If it then takes a dogs age at least they are prepared for it. :P