Multiplatform Revolution

Steve vampire at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 25 08:50:58 CST 2005


Thanks Tom,

I'm still not clear on if when you buy a platform and add another  
platform are you just buying the ability to produce those executables  
or also run the ide on that platform? I would be amazed if it did not  
let you run the ide but I want to make sure. I figure if I buy it I  
should add the other platform while I am at it. The savings are $100  
and I work on both platforms all the time regardless of if I have a  
specific need at this point. I wish there was some other licensing  
scheme that allowed multiplatform. Maybe a licence that allowed you  
to run the ide on all platforms but if you want to actually produce  
executables for platform x that is when you need to acquire a license  
for that platform. I have always felt that these kinds of tools  
shoudl do all they can to get in peoples hands and get them hooked.  
Make them pay when they actually need it.


Steve


On Nov 25, 2005, at 9:55 AM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:

> Steve welcome back to the Mac. and welcome to the Revolution!!!
>
> This is just my opinion: I was looking for a solution that would  
> let me develop on the Mac in an upper level scripting language but  
> deliver on the Mac and PC. Rev does it. Then I needed to track down  
> some very specific PC only issues and so I have the license which  
> allows me to run Rev on Windows and code there. Rev does it. You  
> may not need to go that far and you can always upgrade your license  
> if that becomes necessary.
>
> I came from Supercard, which I loved, and found I could get up and  
> running with Rev in a few weeks and was building my first 'real'  
> application for our company in just under 5 weeks. I mean the bells  
> and whistles type. There are a couple of differences that you need  
> to learn between Rev/SC and the online videos help there as well as  
> this list and there are some resources on the web.
>
> I would suggest buying the cheapest version until you get a feel  
> for Rev and then upgrading to what you need later. The same with  
> updates/support. As far as I know Dreamcard is the only one that  
> does not deploy on multiple platforms, I think you buy the one for  
> the platform you are on. I may be wrong though so check the RunRev  
> site.
>
> Truth be told, If you loved SC and yearn to develop for the other  
> 90% of your clients (PC users) then you will fall in love with REV  
> and you will end up buying the more expanded version. ;-) I did and  
> won't turn back.
>
> As far as updates, I let mine lapse after this big project came to  
> completion and although I put it off I plan on updating in the next  
> few weeks anyway. My thoughts are if I am making money with it then  
> I need to support it, if I am playing with it then I don't need to  
> go that far. Plus the updates and feature enhancements and bug  
> fixes are worth it.
>
> Not looking back,
>
> Tom
>
> P.S. Did I mention this list??? It is the single best resource you  
> have available to you.
>
>
> On Nov 25, 2005, at 8:36 AM, vampire at yahoo.com wrote:
>
>> So far I am impressed by revolution. I'm somebody that is coming back
>> to the mac after a decade. At one point in my life I loved HyperCard.
>> Most of my clients are on PCs so if I end up using revolution I am
>> going to need to byte the bullet and buy PC/Mac. Does getting a
>> license for multi-platform entitle you to run the IDE on both
>> platforms? I don't have a specific use for it yet so if I put out the
>> money its a big investment for me at this point. How important would
>> you say is buying the updates (support). Does RR get bug fixes often?
>> Any other pointers? I was about to buy Supercard (mostly to toy with)
>> which I love but not being able to run anything I develop for 90% of
>> my clients seems like learning time not well spent.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Steve
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