How Else to Interact with Browser (was Re:RevolutionWebBrowserPlugin)

Andre Garzia soapdog at
Mon Nov 6 13:22:29 EST 2006


I think you're being kinda naive, first there's no linux company  
making big bucks by distributing free linux, if you're talking about  
Red Hat and friends, they are selling premium support at a very  
company-wise rate, and thats how they make money. They are selling  
service. That does not fit a programming language company. People  
here keep telling RunRev to go open source and stuff, how is RunRev  
as an open source company will provide money for Kevin and the others  
to make a living?

I deeply agree with you that we need a better foreign interface kit  
so that interfacing with existing technology such as opengl can be  
easily (but laboriously) done by a skilled person, the current  
external architecture is simply not good enough for the developer.  
We're waiting for many bug fixes, yes, but RunRev is not stalled,  
they are fixing bugs, they are not fixing them in a rate we like, but  
they will never be able to fix them in a rate that pleases us, we'll  
always want it faster.

I think that instead of suggesting new business models that do not  
apply to the small scottish developer company, this discussion would  
benefit from taking a radical change, what can the community do for  
RunRev to make it's experience better. Why we don't post tutorial  
stacks more often, why don't take 10 minutes per day to answer  
newbies in foruns and lists, why not writing articles for your local  
IT magazine or site... If we can help the revolution experience and  
attract new users to the revolution, then, I am sure RunRev will make  
more money and be able to afford more people and then have more  
resources to add the features you want and fix bugs.

we can all help and thats better than asking for impossible changes,  
I really don't want to enter the discussion of open source versus  
closed source.


On Nov 6, 2006, at 3:01 PM, jbv wrote:

> Viktoras and all,
>> What about Runtime
>> Revolution joining "the club"...
> just for the pleasure of throwing more gasoline on a possible
> flame war ;-), I must confess that I'm wondering if we all don't
> get stuck in a wrong situation : waiting for RunRev to fix bugs,
> waiting for RunRev to join some club to have some plugin API
> developped, etc, etc.
> I for one have been waiting for 3 years to have some vector
> graphics implemented in Rev. As for 3D, I did build some raw
> external to interface MC 2.3 with openGL (this was back in 2003
> and must be burried deep in the archives). Honnestly, if Rev had
> been a more open architecture, I might have considered developping
> some more sophisticated access to openGL...
> And that leads me to ask : instead of waiting for a small company
> with limited (yet gifted) programing resources, why not consider
> a complete change of business model : Revolution going open source
> and plenty of lists members adding features to it (either as  
> plugins in
> Transcript or more sophisticated C-coded functions), instead of  
> spending
> (wasting ?) hours rambling about RR lack of reaction on certain  
> issues ?
> Is this really non-sense ? After all, there are companies making  
> profit by
> "simply" distributing Linux versions...
> JB
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