Just over a month ago, we told you about a new content and website creation app called Project ROME that Adobe had released for a public trial. We just got a note from Adobe and a link to a forum post saying, in essence, ... never mind. Based on feedback from users, Adobe has decided to abandon development of the product after just a few weeks of public availability.
Adobe has not given any specific reasons for canceling ROME, but our own brief trial showed its capabilities to be pretty limited. With all of the content creation software already available and the ease of building sites with content management systems like WordPress or Squarespace, ROME didn't seem to offer much that was novel. The education version of Project ROME is completely canceled, but the "commercial" version will remain available on Adobe labs for anyone who wants to use it.