[OT] - REALBasic Claims 100K Users

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Wed Oct 4 18:50:53 EDT 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.

Cheers,

Luis.


On 4 Oct 2006, at 22:36, Andre Garzia wrote:

> Peter,
>
> 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... :-)
>
> Andre
>
> 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,  
>>> REALBasic
>>> 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  
>>> away"
>>> approach.
>>>
>>> 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
>>> http://www.shafermedia.com
>>> Get my book, "Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought"
>>> From http://www.shafermediastore.com/tech_main.html
>>
>> Peter T. Evensen
>> http://www.PetersRoadToHealth.com
>> 314-629-5248 or 888-682-4588
>>
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