RE: FYI, FM for the Mac is Done.

Subject: RE: FYI, FM for the Mac is Done.
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 12:26:54 -0500

Well, I have worked in it, and I've seen companies say, "Yes, we are working
on our next version, and no, we can't give you a date yet." That might worry
some users, but Adobe's implication that there might not even *be* a next
version might worry them even more -- especially with what's happened to FM
for Mac. A little reassurance might be in order here.

Of course, you must never make a commitment that you can't back up. But if
you can't make any kind of commitment at all, it leaves a certain


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Domaschuk, Rob
> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 12:07 PM
> Subject: RE: FYI, FM for the Mac is Done.
> ... Software development (for those who haven't worked in it) is
> usually done
> under incredible secrecy. This protects the company (somewhat) from
> industrial espionage, it allows the project team to change
> the specs and
> technical details as it all gets developed, and more. It also
> protects the
> sales team. If people know for sure that a new release is
> coming and several
> bugs and enhancement requests are being delivered (probably)
> then sales has
> a very tough time selling the current product. If that
> happens, then the
> development of the new product may not have enough cash to complete...


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