Would help us customers planning our activities.
Adobe generally does not comment on future plans in public forums
Beta testors sign an agreement not to post future product details
This is a new idea not a question.
Tell Adobe here, not in a public forum
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You suggest sending a letter?!
I will not make an international call either.
This is a public forum with mostly other users, not Adobe support
The Adobe employees who do read/post here do not make marketing decisions
The Adobe managers who make the decisions do not read here, only a very few support staff
Forward announcements like you're requesting are never going to happen. Adobe is a global, listed company with trade secrets, investors and regulatory authorities to comply with around the world.
They're continually tweaking program code until the last second. Often, new features which may be demo-ed early on may never make it into the final product. They only announce new versions when a new release is imminent.
That said, Adobe holds an annual event in October called MAX. New versions are often released around the time of Adobe MAX so that's been a reliable cycle that you can plan around with some confidence for a while now.
Ok, I still feel it is a reasonable feature request.
Feel free to have an different opinion.
I don't disagree you. It would be nice to know what's coming up in advance.
I just know it will never happen given the tax and compliance laws Adobe has to follow globally. Not to mention the competitive marketplace and closely guarded trade secrets and copyrights which Adobe and its competitors each protects.
Everyone wants to see killer new features but they'll be quickly copied if they're announced in advance and not copyrighted.
You're beating a dead horse with this, so save your breath. Nobody releases their trade secrets ahead of time until after the copyrights, licenses and/or patents are issued — at which point the company sends out an official press release. It's the same model all innovative teams use from Microsoft & Apple to Space X & Tesla. OK?
If you have feature requests you'd like to see added to Adobe's products, please submit them to UserVoice where the product engineers will see them. If enough other people agree with your idea and vote for it, it might actually get added to a future release version. 😃 Yipee!
Hope that helps.