Questions about Rev/Transcript vs. other toolkits

Troy Rollins troy at
Thu Aug 12 13:30:38 EDT 2004

On Aug 12, 2004, at 12:45 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Don't shoot the messenger.

Oh, I'm not.

And, I'm not "all about Director" either, BTW. But, the product is a 
pretty powerful and viable one. Rev is amazing, but try as this list 
might, it is NOT the be-all end-all in all categories. It can be easily 
outperformed in image processing.

I'd be very interested to hear in what way Revolution outperforms 
Director graphically, under quartz, or any other Director supported OS. 
I just can't see that happening under *any* circumstances. I use these 
tools daily. This is not second hand knowledge, list archives, or web 
site reading. It is practical experience, by an experienced developer, 
using the current versions of the tools.

> BTW: Does MMD still have the logo requirement for products built with 
> it, or has it joined Coder Warrior, XCode, and Rev in requiring only a 
> "portions copyright" string in the About box?

Actually, they have eliminated all requirements of that nature 
altogether for anything designed with DMX2004.

All I ever said on the subject was that Imaging is not (yet) one of 
Rev's strong suits, yet somehow I get put in the position of defending 
Director as having capabilities beyond Revolution's - which I can 
assure you, in certain particular areas, it does - so the defense is 
not that difficult, requiring only the truth. These areas may, or may 
not be, important to the work of the list members, or those reading the 
archives to determine Rev's suitability for their own work. In *some* 
of my work, it is important. This is the reason I even ever mentioned 
it, I'd like to see Rev be more capable in this regard, so that I don't 
have to maintain knowledge in several IDEs to accomplish my goals.

RPSystems, Ltd.

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