Rev player

Dan Shafer revdan at
Tue Jul 27 11:18:01 CDT 2004

Robert Brenstein said:

> it will surely be the runtime environment for stacks produced in 
> DreamCard, but I suspect that a number of people using Rev will also 
> opt to distribute their products as stacks, like it used to be with 
> HyperCard player.

I may be missing something here, but I can't imagine any situation in 
which I would choose to prefer to distribute a product I create as a 
stack to be run in the Player rather than as a compiled standalone 
application. I suppose in some specialized situations or closed 
environments like classrooms one might for some reason prefer this 
approach. But I see the Player as a natural companion to Dreamcard, a 
way for a Dreamcard developer to distribute stacks to others who don't 
own Dreamcard or Revolution.

The HC player was needed because there was no authorized way to compile 
stacks into applications, leaving anyone without the HyperCard program 
itself no way to use stacks. That is not the case with Rev.

So what am I not understanding?

Dan Shafer, Revolutionary
Author of  "Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought" for more info
Available at Runtime Revolution Store (

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