Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Fri Nov 25 10:35:05 CST 2005
No, the ability to produce standalones for multiple platforms is
there at the start. Then like in your case if you want to run the ide
on a different platform then you should pay for that. I develop for
both platforms and do most ide work on the Mac, only a couple of
times did I need to open a stack on Windows in the ide, most times
testing the standalone was enough. Also, I can share a folder on my
Mac with Virtual PC and test immediately on the Mac and PC. Then I
test on an actual PC hardware when I am close to finished. All in
all, Rev's pricing is very comparable to other solutions.
On Nov 25, 2005, at 9:50 AM, Steve wrote:
> 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.
> 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
>> 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,
>> 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
>>> to the mac after a decade. At one point in my life I loved
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Any other pointers? I was about to buy Supercard (mostly to toy
>>> which I love but not being able to run anything I develop for 90% of
>>> my clients seems like learning time not well spent.
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