Seen from multi-language publishing point of view the recent update
FM 7.2p158 is the most important one for the last years
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3332
If a company wants to stick to FrameMaker for the next years and produces 
documentation for the European countries I strongly recommend to update as soon 
as possible.
Multiple Undo, numerous bug fixes and the XML related improvements are really a 
good basis for the future of Desktop Publishing with or without XML and be 
worth the upgrade costs.

There really is no alternative to FrameMaker as for example the improvements of 
Word 2007 are for greeting card designers and not for the creation of technical 
documentation.
If you agree to this perception you may keep cool in looking for the next Adobe 
FrameMaker updates. The most important point is: FrameMaker is living and Adobe 
now shows that the want to keep FrameMaker alive.
If you take a look at all the great plug-ins and FrameScript Scripts for 
FrameMaker (best links: http://www.leximation.com/toolsearch/ and 
http://www.itl.de/html/englisch/consulting/fsl/default.html
then you will see: There really is no need to call into question the future of 
FrameMaker.


Regards
Dieter Gust
Management R&D
itl - Institut f?r technische Literatur AG

Tel.: +49 (089) 89 26 23 - 600
mailto:dgust at itl.de http://www.itl.de
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces+dgust=itl.de at lists.frameusers.com 
> [mailto:framers-bounces+dgust=itl.de at lists.frameusers.com] On 
> Behalf Of Dov Isaacs
> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:44 AM
> To: Alan Houser; Diane Gaskill
> Cc: framers at frameusers.com; Neil Tubb
> Subject: RE: Release Date for FrameMaker 8?
> Diane Gaskill obviously does NOT have a "reliable source"
> inside Adobe.
>       - Dov
> 
> >  On Behalf Of Alan Houser
> > Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 11:51 AM
> > To: Diane Gaskill
> > Cc: framers at frameusers.com; Neil Tubb
> > Subject: Re: Release Date for FrameMaker 8?
> > Given Adobe's historical 18-month release cycle, I would be 
> surprised 
> > to see a new FrameMaker release within a couple of months. 
> (I believe 
> > FrameMaker 7.2 shipped in September 2005).
> > Pleasantly surprised, of course.
> > (April 2005), and Acrobat 7 has been out even longer. Given the 
> > propensity of even internal Adobe folks to confuse products like 
> > "PageMaker" and "FrameMaker", I might speculate that the source was 
> > mis-informed. Only Adobe knows for certain, however.
> > -Alan
> > 
> > Diane Gaskill wrote:
> > > I've heard from a reliable source inside Adobe that it could be out 
> > > within a couple of months.
> > > Diane
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: lists.frameusers.com
> > > Behalf Of Neil Tubb
> > > Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 1:01 PM
> > > To: framers at frameusers.com
> > > Subject: Release Date for FrameMaker 8?
> > > Anyone have a clue as to Adobe's plans for the next major release of
> > > FrameMaker? I'm trying to convince my boss to upgrade us to 7.2 from
> > > 7.1 (ooohh...multiple undos!), but he wants to know first if a major
> > > upgrade is around the corner. Any insight here would be greatly 
> > > appreciated.
> > > Cheers,


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