RE: RoboHelp vs Flare

Subject: RE: RoboHelp vs Flare
From: <laura_johnson -at- agilent -dot- com>
To: <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:10:19 -0700

The two Richards have got it right, according to my understanding. The RoboHelp team created Flare, but they did not own the code base, so it's a complete reimplementation from scratch. The line of inheritance from Robo to Flare goes through the team's brains (not the code base), so there are similarities in use model and feature set, but they are separate products and distinctly different code.

-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 11:41 AM
To: Rick Stone; JOHNSON,LAURA (A-Loveland,ex1)
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: RoboHelp vs Flare

Rick Stone wrote:

> Hi Laura
> I may be mistaken here, but it is my understanding that Flare and
> RoboHelp are two separate products.
> Flare is not simply the RoboHelp code base rehashed as you seem to be
> suggesting. If it is, it suffers from the same crufty, hard to enhance
> code, no?

Where did you see that suggestion?

"a reimplementation of RoboHelp, in a sense"
"modernize the architecture and implementation"
"RoboHelp's internals are old, crufty ... whereas Flare is a new architecture"

I see no suggestion in those statements that Flare is "simply the RoboHelp code base rehashed," and certainly no suggestion that they're not two separate products.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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