Talking with a very helpful support person who was just as
frustrated as I was about her not being about to access the
information to help, she said they were pushing Dreamweaver and she
wasn't aware of plans to do anything with HS.
It's good for users to push Adobe on this, since Homesite is
still an active enough product that they still sell it, and still
include it as HomeSite+ in Studio.
And, while it does need updates, it's still very useful as-is
to many web developers, myself included.
I wouldn't give up on it yet, though it certainly wouldn't
hurt to let Adobe know if you would like them to continue to
develop it, and what updates would be important to you. I'm
certainly doing that.
And remember that HomeSite is is highly user-customizable, so
you can extend it yourself, as many users have, or you can download
extensions that other users have created. Check my asp4hs/php4hs
site for most of them. (and please let me know if you have
something you'd like to share).
There used to be a very active group of people here, but over
the years of lack of interest from Macromedia and now Adobe they've
all (almost all) drifted away. It's a real shame. HS is still the
best web editing programme available despite not having had a
single update for over two years.
The fact that posts via newsreaders no longer show up in the
forum doesn't help.
Besides being phenomenally cheaper than Dreamweaver, Homesite
is a lightweight compared to dreamweaver. I hope, if they do update
it, it's to fix the errors. Allaires version sucked, especially
with 4.5 and windows 98/me. If they think that somehow I'd rather
buy Dreamweaver, sadly they are mistaken. I already went above and
beyond dropping $130 on the program and then a subsequent update
that really did little to enhance the program. I may just end up
going back to TextPad.