All FrameMaker responsibilities move to Adobe India

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According to the Hindustan Times, the new business unit will own the following products:

  • PostScript
  • Type
  • FrameMaker
  • PageMaker
  • Captivate
  • Authorware
  • Contribute
  • JRUN
  • others

Adobe to upgrade India ops : HindustanTimes.com

What a weird combination of stuff. JRUN is an application server for J2EE. For details, read this review.

PostScript and type clearly belong together, but where’s Acrobat?

Captivate (The Product Formerly Known as RoboDemo) creates Flash simulations. More here. This seems like a reasonable fit with Authorware, which is for e-learning development. But where are the other Flash tools?

Contribute works in concert with DreamWeaver — DreamWeaver provides web site design tools; Contribute is for, well, contributors. But again, what’s Contribute doing in a business unit without DreamWeaver? Contribute uses DreamWeaver templates!

And furthermore, what exactly do Contribute, Captivate, JRun, and Authorware have to do with Print and Classic Publishing?

Which brings us to FrameMaker and PageMaker. What exactly do these two products have in common? Their target audience is different, the workflow is different. I suppose they can both produce print, so they have something in common.

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