RE: FYI, FM for the Mac is Done.

Subject: RE: FYI, FM for the Mac is Done.
From: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 20:53:05 -0600

At 10:37 AM -0700 3/23/04, jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com wrote:

> 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


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....

I really like Adobe. First they buy out Frame Technology, then they don't market FrameMaker. Then they finally start to kill it. Just because they overextended themselves during acquisition.

Long live Adobe, the Microsoft wannabe.



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