>However, FrameMaker has a much older code base, so the effort to migrate it
to XCode would be proportionately greater. For all I know, some parts of
FrameMaker might be coded in Assembler for speed. If this is the case,
moving such code to a multi-platform production base such as XCode would be
all the more complex, and might involve a major re-coding effort. All this
ups cost and reduces margins. 

If I remember correctly this is why it was easier to create InDesign from
scratch rather than upgrade Pagemaker code anymore. I know someone out there
will correct me if I am wrong.


Ann Zdunczyk
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