RE: FYI, FM for the Mac is Done.

Subject: RE: FYI, FM for the Mac is Done.
From: jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 10:37:55 -0700

> Well, I have worked in it, and I've seen companies say, "Yes, we are working
> on our next version, and no, we can't give you a date yet." That might worry
> some users, but Adobe's implication that there might not even *be* a next
> version might worry them even more -- especially with what's happened to FM
> for Mac. A little reassurance might be in order here.
> Of course, you must never make a commitment that you can't back up. But if
> you can't make any kind of commitment at all, it leaves a certain
> impression.
> Dan

I agree. Apparently they are positioning themselves to ditch FrameMaker
altogether. The dismantling of the Taiwan FM development team leads me to
think that Adobe's dropping of Mac FM is a precursor to dropping the
product on all platform. They can reap a few more dollars from the Wintel
and Solaris customers, but they're not growing the user base at all. So
look to see FM gone in another 18 months. FM users, better get up-to-date
on Word's Master Docs (ugh!) feature....


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