Anime Studio - plan of development?

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Anime Studio - plan of development?

Post by rave » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:24 pm

Hello,
I am courios about the plan of development of Anime Studio, will there be a "Roadmap".
Perhaps anybody knows something about the next version of Anime Studio? Perhaps Smith Micro can give us some infos? So, it would be easier to plan the investment of other software.

Thank you.
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Post by jahnocli » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:39 am

I think you'll find it's pretty rare for software designers or companies to give any details about future developments. I seem to recall that Mike Clifton, the main (only?) software designer for Anime Studio, has gone on record saying that he won't do this. So you'll have to make your mind up based on current implementations, not future wishlists. Which, in fact, is the only sensible option, if you think about it.
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
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Post by tonym » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:50 am

If you're concerned that version 8 will be released soon after you buy version 7, I wouldn't worry about it. Version 7 is still fairly new, so there's virtually zero chance that version 8 will be released this year, and only a smallish chance of version 8 appearing next year, IMO.
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Post by rave » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:41 am

Ok, it was only a question. I hoped, that Smith Micro would be answer ...
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Post by crsP » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:10 pm

tonym wrote:If you're concerned that version 8 will be released soon after you buy version 7, I wouldn't worry about it. Version 7 is still fairly new, so there's virtually zero chance that version 8 will be released this year, and only a smallish chance of version 8 appearing next year, IMO.
I'm sure that's what version 6 users thought for a while - HAHAHHAHAHAHA!

I don't think it's unusual for users to get a heads-up in what might be upcoming in future versions. Apple got into trouble in the server market because of their notorious secrecy - server purchasers were used to seeing a hardware roadmap to base their purchasing decisions on. Now Apple have discontinued xserve. Coincidence maybe. hmm

I think the next big feature for version 8 will be Twitter integration.
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Post by neeters_guy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:21 am

rave wrote:Ok, it was only a question. I hoped, that Smith Micro would be answer ...
See this link: A message from the Product Manager
....The Lostmarble forum is not owned or run by Smith Micro. Smith Micro employees visit the forum and also post announcements about updates etc., however, we don’t monitor the forum....
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Post by sbtamu » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:33 am

I was wondering, who actually pays to keep the Lostmarble web site up? IF SM is not paying to keep it up and does not own it, who is?
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Post by rave » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:47 pm

@neeters_guy - Yes, I saw the link. Maybe I'll even ask Smith Micro.
I know that not all information is disseminated through development plans. But a general direction would be good.
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Post by DarthFurby » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:21 pm

sbtamu, lostmarble is owned by Mike Clifton, the creator of AS, and is oddly the "unofficial" AS forum for SmithMicro, tho I don't think an official AS forum exists.
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Post by tonym » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:46 pm

SmithMicro won't tell anybody when Version 8 will be released.

Telling even one potential customer the release date for Version 8 is like the company telling the whole internet, "Don't anybody buy ASP until (date/month/year)! Who needs revenue until then? Not us!"

We'll learn about ASP Version 8's release the precise day it is released - probably when somebody from this forum notices Version 8 being sold on SmithMicro's website and posts a link.
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Post by Rudiger » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:13 am

tonym wrote:If you're concerned that version 8 will be released soon after you buy version 7, I wouldn't worry about it. Version 7 is still fairly new, so there's virtually zero chance that version 8 will be released this year, and only a smallish chance of version 8 appearing next year, IMO.
I don't know about that. AS7 was released exactly one year after AS6, so I think there's a good chance that AS8 will be released later this year.
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