[OT] - REALBasic Claims 100K Users
luis at anachreon.co.uk
Wed Oct 4 17:50:53 CDT 2006
Ohh, threads... Mmmmm.. Donuts... :)
I was thinking of this the other day, and an easy way to set this up
would be to have the initial card background a different colour. All
that run on the same thread run on the same colour card/stack (I'm
still getting my mind around the naming conventions). Ok, the colour
wouldn't show up in run mode, but during development. Or a little
corner of the window displaying a number, the lower the number the
higher the thread priority (this'd be cool for timing apps,
especially to do with screen refreshes, if that get implemented): You
could alter thread priority just like we do with the arrows to alter
the card levels.
On 4 Oct 2006, at 22:36, Andre Garzia wrote:
> Rev would also trigger your firewall due to RevOnline launching on
> startup (unless you disable it on the prefs). It's not phoning home
> but it's sure accessing a server. Thats why I hate this firewall
> softwares, it's all or nothing. In windows they go all jumpy. Now
> imaigine me. At a common day work I have maybe three or four ssh
> sessions, many stack tools acessing server, some standalones too....
> I was an RB user too. I moved out of their base because the first
> releases for Mac OS 10.1 were horrible. Thank God I found Rev.
> What got me into Rev what the following line:
> move this stack to the screenloc
> When I first executed this on my first stack using Revolution
> Starter Kit from eons ago, man, I was smilling so much, it was so
> fun! I got the stack walking back and forth like a schizophrenic
> pong machine! And I thought: "maybe I can also code something
> useful out of it too..."
> Now my only wish for Rev is NESTED ARRAYS AND THREADS!!!!! Sorry
> for the all caps, I get emotional over this topics... :-)
> On Oct 4, 2006, at 5:20 PM, Peter T. Evensen wrote:
>> I'm a FORMER user of REALBasic. I never used it for major
>> (multimedia) development, like I do use Revolution now. I guess
>> I am still counted in the 100,000.
>> BTW, I fired up my RB 5.5 the other day and almost fell off my
>> chair when the Windows firewall came up and told me it was trying
>> to connect to the internet! Why is RB connecting to the
>> internet? And what is it doing? Why would it phone home?
>> Perhaps that is how they get their user count... it tells them
>> every time you run it.
>> Peter aka RB User #1,354
>> At 01:24 PM 10/4/2006, you wrote:
>>> In a press release <http://www.macmegasite.com/node/3201> today,
>>> indicated its product now produces Universal Binaries, but I
>>> found it more
>>> intriguing that they claim 100,000 users of their product. I
>>> can't believe
>>> that's a real number but if it is, they have clearly been doing a
>>> lot of
>>> growing in the past 12-18 months, probably at the expense of VB
>>> which has
>>> driven its users away in droves with its stupid "take .NET or go
>>> That would also mean they are *considerably* larger than I
>>> suspect RunRev is
>>> (though RunRev, like most companies, doesn't reveal installed-
>>> base numbers).
>>> Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
>>> Get my book, "Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought"
>>> From http://www.shafermediastore.com/tech_main.html
>> Peter T. Evensen
>> 314-629-5248 or 888-682-4588
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