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Fri Nov 19 19:08:11 CST 2004
I agree with you completely. Revolution is far from easy when you first start to use it. I do have to give the Revolution Development Team credit, it's a lot better than before, but it would be very hard for them to reproduce the ease of use that came along with HyperCard.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Timothy Miller" <gandalf at doctorTimothyMiller.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 5:41 PM
Subject: Revolution Comment
> I've been a hyperCard user since before some subscribers here were
> born. This is my maiden message on this forum. Let's see how many
> people I can irritate ;-)
> I got the bargain deal for Revolution or DreamCard or whatever it's
> called. I must say I'm grateful to have it.
> I tried opening some of my stacks. In some ways, I was very
> impressed. In the blink of an eye Revolution told me what handlers
> could not be compiled, and where they were. In some cases, it told me
> what the problem might be, like maybe improper use of a reserved word.
> On DoMenu... and Set the top of bg field "foo" to 999 seemed to be
> the main problems. These things shouldn't be hard to fix. I'll have
> to figure out how to write a proper script to set the top of bg field
> OTOH... My native hyperCard popUp buttons didn't display right. When
> I opened up the hood, so to speak, I was amazed and overwhelmed by
> the huge number of ways I could configure the buttons. Same reaction
> when I looked at how to set field attributes. I'll figure out how to
> make them display right, by trial and error, probably. The
> documentation must be overwhelming, also.
> Some people will love all the new features. Computer professionals,
> mostly, I'd guess. I'm kind of disappointed. Revolution is a Space
> Shuttle, and all I need is a hang glider. That's why HC was such a
> good thing for me in the first place. Why can't we have Revolution
> Lite, for morons like me? Native hyperCard 2.4 does everything I
> need, and much, much more, except for a Reports add-on. Some of the
> HC externals are handy, but I could get along without them. I gotta
> life, a family and a profession. Learning massively complex new
> applications is not my idea of a hobby!
> This is one more incentive to stick with OS 9 or classic mode and
> hyperCard for another year. I wonder how long I can make this last?
> Maybe someone will write an external that will turn Revolution into
> Revolution for Morons, by hiding and disabling all the perplexing new
> and unneeded features for people like me. Probably won't happen...
> My thoughts, worth their weight in gold... (Lemme see... About how
> much do they weigh???) ;-)
> Have a nice weekend,
> Tim Miller
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