Unfortunately, I think a lot depends on when the 9.0 release appears, because that will tell us if FM is on the more-or-less-standard 2-year release cycle that many (most, I don't know...) Adobe products (the CS suite, at least) seem to be on.
Also, I'd expect that Chris' codebase theory is going to manifest itself in multi-product suites put together for tech writers... They put the marketing apparatus to address our vertical market over the last year or two; next come the more tightly integrated products. Art On 8/24/07, Chris Borokowski <athloi at yahoo.com> wrote: > FM8 looks like a codebase update to me. They've built in the > infrastructure they need for most new features that require interaction > with deeper layers of the underlying code, and made the application > competitive so it can be on par with the rest of their coming office > tools suite. The future is where the more cosmetic changes belong, as > well as bigger ones that build on the infrastructure enhancements we've > seen already. > > --- "Ridder, Fred" <fred.ridder at intel.com> wrote: > > > And IMO FM8.0 includes several pretty major new features and > > capabilities, although from your perspective it may be easy to > > dismiss them as "it's about time" features or things that don't > > matter to you. In addition to Unicode support, both revision tracking > > and the improvements to conditional text (Boolean expressions > > for show/hide settings and better indications for overlapping > > conditions) are big features that would have involved a lot of > > development and testing effort. Yes, many of us have been > > asking for these features for years, but seeing Adobe investing > > resources to actually implement them in an application that > > all the tea-leaf readers were proclaiming as a dead product > > 3 or 4 years ago is very heartening. > > > http://technical-writing.dionysius.com/ > technical writing | consulting | development > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > Luggage? GPS? Comic books? > Check out fitting gifts for grads at Yahoo! Search > http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=oni_on_mail&p=graduation+gifts&cs=bz > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358