FW: ANN: RoboHelp is no longer in development

Subject: FW: ANN: RoboHelp is no longer in development
From: "Partridge, Robert" <Robert -dot- Partridge -at- au -dot- unisys -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:13:01 +1100

As seen on the AusTechwriters list... Apologies to Rhonda for forwarding her message without consent...

-----Original Message-----
From: austechwriter-bounce -at- freelists -dot- org
Sent: Tuesday, 22 March 2005 5:33 AM
Subject: atw: ANN: RoboHelp is no longer in development

I have just come out of the introductory session at the WritersUA conference (previously WinWriters) where Joe Welinske made the following statements about RoboHelp:

* The product has been "sunset by Macromedia
* The development staff is gone
* It is highly likely that no further development will take place - no new versions
* RoboHelp will continue to remain the product that it is and people can continue to use it as it is
* XML, "Longhorn Help" and other developments will eventually make the tool obsolete
* Other user assistance tools may adjust to import Robohelp native files

Other information from the conference:
* Mike Hamilton (ex RH) is now working for another company, consisting mostly of ex-RH, eHelp, Bluesky employees
* Macromedia were meant to have an exhibition stand at the conference for RH - no-one is left to man the stand, so they aren't here at all.

Anything else at this stage is unknown...

And don't shoot me - I'm only the messenger.


Rhonda Bracey
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