news // 2010.12.06 08:21:05 [hh]

"Project Rome" wieder eingestellt

Nach nur einem Monat Public Beta hat Adobe Systems seine All-in-One-Online-Publishing-Software "Project Rome" ohne Angabe von näheren Gründen wieder eingestellt. Man wolle sich künftig auf Tablet-Aktivitäten konzentrieren.

Die offizielle Stellungnahme: "Project ROME by Adobe was intended to explore the opportunity and usability of creative tools as software-as-a-service in the education market and beyond. A short public preview of the software has delivered valuable input from our customers regarding what they would expect from an Adobe offering in this space. As we evaluated customer input, and weighed this product initiative against other projects currently in development, we made the difficult decision to stop development on Project ROME in order to focus resources on delivering tablet applications, which we believe will have significant impact on creative workflows.

The trial of Project ROME for Education has concluded. However, the commercial version of Project ROME will remain free to the public via Adobe Labs along with other new and emerging innovations, technologies, and products from Adobe. No additional Project ROME software updates are planned at this time.

Adobe would like to thank the Project ROME testers and especially the many educators for their hard work and support on this initiative. The feedback and guidance on this project has been invaluable. While Project ROME will not be pursued, the insights and suggestions will help future product development."

Link zur Berichterstattung in "The Unofficial Apple Blog": 2010/ 11/ 30/ adobe-gives-the-sack-to-project-rome-design-app