I just looked at pricing. Flare is $899. FrameMaker is $899. With Frame
I get DITA and a program that works with my ePub Help software, with
Flare I get less. 

Not only does MadCap's product strategy make no sense, their pricing
strategy also makes no sense. 

Since we are the potential audience for Flare, MadCap should talk to us
before they develop their next product and decide on pricing structure.

-Gillian


-----Original Message-----
From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of
quills at airmail.net
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 7:02 PM
To: Hedley Finger; Frame Users
Subject: Re: More like a flicker than a Blaze

Truthfully, I'd use Oxygen rather than Blaze for an XHTML editor. Or 
I'd use a couple of other apps, which even when taken as a group are 
less expensive than would be Blaze. And have a learning curve that 
isn't as steep. The requirement to design isn't one that I would give 
to all authors, though the input of data I would, and that can be 
done with text editors, much as is done with Arbortext apps.

Scott

At 9:54 AM +1100 3/20/08, Hedley Finger wrote:
>Blaze the FrameMaker killer?  Don't make me laugh.
>
>What about a named style for everything?  What about smart
>cross-references?  What about variables?  What about advanced search
>and replace for anything?  What about diagnostic reports?
>
>XHTML, not even XML.  No DITA.
>
>Adobe will be able to have a good laugh and sink back into its
>customary state of complacency.
>
>Frame killer?  Frame tickler.
>
>And I wanted so much for it to be an advanced XML-based editor with
>CSS3 page layout styling, or even a nifty XSL-FO styler.  Breathe
>easy Arbortext.
>
>Regards,
>Hedley
>
>P.S.  But if I want an advanced XHTML editor for my web site, this
>baby will do.
>
>
>--
>Hedley Stewart Finger
>28 Regent Street   Camberwell VIC 3124   Australia
>Tel. +61 3 9809 1229   Mobile +61 412 461 558,
>E-mail <mailto:hfinger at handholding.com.au>
>
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