Re: Conference

Subject: Re: Conference
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:04:58 -0400

> 2. Vista is a minimum of nine months away, maybe more. MS has plenty of
> time to change their minds again, and again, about releasing the WinHelp
> downloadable.

Not that I have experience in developing a dynamic operating system,
but I would guess that the decision was made and announced at
WritersUA so they would have the remaining 9 months to actually get a
stable shipping environment ready. I can't imagine they would at some
point in that 9 months say "hey, let's put it in after all... what
could happen???" ;-)

> 3. For most of us, moving a project away from WinHelp is a matter of
> days, not months. Why spend the time and money right now on
> uncertainties?

If the migration is days and not months, why is this an issue at all??? ;-)

> 4. I've seen a hundred posts that RoboHelp is dead, dead, absolutely
> dead, deader than a doornail. Now, a new post says, "RoboHelp lives, but
> WinHelp is dead." Hmmm.

Them's the breaks. Macromedia did absolutely nothing to shed light on
the issue, and Adobe, as we know, won't mention ANYTHING before it's a
done deal. And, Microsoft's been on the fence about WinHelp for years,
but architecturally it looks like they have their case to drop it.

Bill Swallow
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Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter

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