Revolution and the Web, feedback wanted, Part 1 of 3

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Fri Dec 1 11:19:00 EST 2006


>> Now I'm confused.  I thought MetaCard didn't have all the gui niceties
>> that RR does, and was more of a text engine.  So since I apparently
>> have no idea how we got where we are, can you expand a bit more on
>> what MetaCard was?  Was this just a simple case of RR saying "Hey,
>> this is great, but we can make it better"?
>> 
> 
> The Revolution engine is the Metacard engine...Revolution was
> originally just an alternative IDE, but along the way RunRev actually
> aquired the engine itself. I don't know the exact status of Metacard
> as a product now.

MetaCard is no longer a product. The IDE from the original MetaCard (i.e.
pre-acquisition by RunRev) plus some minor enhancements/bug fixes is being
maintained as open-source at:

  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MC_IDE

So basically the "Metacard engine" stopped being the "MetaCard engine" when
the transfer to RunRev took place and became the "Revolution Engine".
However, the Revolution engine now powers several IDEs - the Revolution IDE
(plain), the Revolution IDE with Galaxy enhancements, and the MetaCard IDE.

Clear as mud?

;-)

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
Web site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com





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