Bush-like weasel words about standalone

Preston Shea darkshadow1 at metrocast.net
Wed Dec 21 20:12:18 EST 2005

The Revolution Website promises:

Revolution allows you to create true standalone applications for any of the major platforms - Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Classic.  Develop on the operating system of your choice and preview the look and feel of your target platform. Develop Linux and Unix applications on Windows, develop Windows applications on Mac OS X - you have total flexibility over where you develop and where you deliver. And when you deliver, you don't incur additional license or royalty fees - maximising your revenue and pricing flexibility, while minimising your administration. 

.. so, imagine my dismay when, having bought the product, spent a month learning to use it (sorta) and having developed my project as a standalone, I discovered from the conference on standalones that:

Note that the Mac OS option will not be available if you are running on Windows or Linux. Due to the way MacOS works, you can only build MacOS standalones using a Macintosh, though you can do it under Mac OS X if you like.

I went back to the sweeping assertions and noticed that "Develop Linux and Unix applications on Windows, develop Windows applications on Mac" doesn't say you can develop Mac standalones on Windows - only that one can preview the look and feel. Like "weapons of mass destruction related program activities," one has to look carefully to find out what it means by what it says." OK, I should have known better. I'm not really even sore. But I would like to know what I'm going to have to do to make a standalone for the Earth Shoe and VW Bus OS. I've tried the Rev. docs (Ha! I should have known after a month of ownership) and the otherwise admirable Rev.net on-line. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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