Ironing out the bugs, Web operability, and "more bang for your buck".
geradamas at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 6 06:26:41 CST 2006
Dear Runtime Revolution afficionados,
It seems that there is one of those "merry storms"
There seems to be some consensus about 2 points (which
are mentioned in the title of this posting).
I should like to point out some things that may be
overlooked at the moment:
1. I am not at all sure that HC/MC/RR was ever
intended to be
"the complete solution to all and everything that
I have always thought (maybe naively - permission to
jump all over me is herewith granted) that RR's
primary focus was on RAD. And, RAD normally bypasses
the whole jingbang anent the SDL - from "Zero to Hero"
in 3 easy moves. To have really Rapid RAD ( RRAD ??? )
one will, necessarily have to sacrifice some other
things along the way.
Some of us are still perfectly happy (for our needs)
with the capabilities of RR 2.0.1 (in fact I normally
use the 'Free' version of 2.0.1 and only worked for DC
2.6.1 and paid for RRMedia 2.7.1 because my conscience
started acting up) - 2.0.1 with the added Graphic
capabilities of 2.7.4 could be pushed at the
2. Bugs - all software has bugs; and at least RR lets
you work around most of them. Mind you . . . one would
expect big bugs to be sorted out fairly rapidly.
3. Web operability - yes, it would be super - either
one way or the other. However cheap-jacks like me who
are trying to stump up the dosh for RR Studio don't
suddenly want to find out that the price has taken a
quantum leap to pay for all the time and work that
have gone into designing the web-operability. So . . .
Um . . .
a two-tier system ??? RRWeb and RRNon-Web ???
4. More Bang for Your Buck . . .
On the whole it often turns out to be "More Bucks for
You can't have it both ways.
5. Why do I have a feeling (?) that it should not be
that difficult to make a standalone player that
incorporates all the bells and whistles of RR
Looking forward to the "jumpings", sincerely, Richmond Mathewson
I have just read and signed the online petition:
"Hinge & Bracket"
hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and
consider signing yourself.
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