CS6 is feature complete and you've now missed the opportunity to get
reduced pricing for Creative Cloud. The offer expired yesterday.
Does 'Feature complete' mean that there have been updates in the cloud but I will not get any further updates?
No. It means the last update for CS6, version 8.0.1 was realeased some months ago and there will be no more updates (if you don't have that patch already you should be able to get it from Help > Updates...). All new features to InDesign will only be availble to Creative Cloud subscribers in the new CC editions.
It means the last update for CS6, version 8.0.1 was realeased some months ago and there will be no more updates
Here's what I wonder. Suppose Adobe discovers a really bad bug in CS6 v 8.0.1 that really screws up work.
Has Adobe made any mention of "maintenance updates" to fix bugs?
While I agree that the feature set for CS6 is set, I can't believe Adobe has completely stopped any bug fixing for a product that they will continue to sell.
There is an expectation that the product that is sold a year or two from now is suitable to work properly.
They've said they will maintain compatibility with upcoming O/S releases
if possible. That means (at least to me) Mavericks and Win 8.1.
Past that, all bets are off and I can't imagine a deal breaking bug
surfacing at this point.
I thought they also said something about security bug fixes, but I "read between the lines" to interpret that to mean if they fix a bug in CC and it's clear that the fix can be ported backwards without affecting anthing else in CS6 they might issue a patch, but don't hold your breath unless it's a security bug becasue they ain't gonna spend no resources nohow on testing bug fixes in CS6 that don't affect security.
Security fixes? AFAICR, the only Adobe program that's gotten security
patches is Acrobat and perhaps Flash player.
That said, beside a possible patch for O/S related issues with 10.9 and
Win 8.1 I'll be shocked to see anything else.