You are a hoot!!!! :)  And, your points are well taken. Content 
management tool vendros are designing solutions that address your 
concerns about plug-ins and third-party tools. While Adobe may be slow 
to adopt the functionality plug-ins provide, CM vendors are not. In 
fact, several vendors, including SiberLogic, are marketing their 
products to FrameMaker users by making the case that pug-ins and third 
party applications go away when you marry FrameMaker and a content 
management system.

  Another reason to move away from the old paradigm and toward content 

You can learn more about SiberLogic's SiberSafe (and the lack of 
plug-ins) from Rob Hanna's "Ask the Expert" article on FrameMaker and 
SiberSafe located here: http://www.siberlogic.com/framemaker/.

The Content Wrangler
Scott Abel, Content Management Strategist
3421 Crystal Lakes Ct., Sarasota FL 34235
abelsp at netdirect.net      941-359-3416

DITA 2006, March 23-25, 2006 - Raleigh, NC

On Dec 5, 2005, at 11:00 PM, hedley.finger at myob.com wrote:

> As someone whose job it is to support FrameMaker in a small team of ten
> writers, installing and updating a reasonable set of productivity
> enhancing plug-ins is a real pain.  I would rather be handcuffed and
> hog-tied, then made to wriggle naked across red-hot broken glass than 
> set
> up a new writer with FM and a standard operating environment of 
> plug-ins
> and their configuration files. 

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