Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 5, Issue 30

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 5, Issue 30
From: "Char James-Tanny" <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:32:53 -0500

> Good question, David. We're working on migrating to MadCap Flare, which
> was built by some of the RH developers laid off from Adobe. So far its
> been a struggle - but I think it will be worth it. RH caused nothing but
> problems, it never worked correctly and the output was less than
> stellar.

Technically, the RH developers were laid off from Macromedia ;-)

> With Flare, the output is not as customizable, but it looks much more
> modern and nice. It hasn't crashed yet. It uses XML instead of HTML. It
> has more useful features, like snippets. Adjustment has been tough, but
> I will be so glad to be rid of RH.

Right now, Flare uses the XHTML schema for development and output.

> RH *will* die. That is without question. There are no developers working
> on it. There is no support beyond the Adobe forums for it. There are no
> plans for updating it. It's dead already.

RH *might* die. As has already been announced, Adobe will be gathering
information on RoboHelp at the WritersUA conference in a couple of

The only people who really know what's going on work for Adobe, and
they're not talking ;-) So we don't actually know for sure if there
are or aren't any plans for updating...but we do know that Adobe wants
to talk to users.

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