jerry at daniels-mara.com
Sat Sep 23 07:48:10 CDT 2006
I think Lynn has hit the nail on the head. Diversity is the hallmark
of evolution. Choice and diversity in the market place is what it's
all about. There's never going to be one product to please everyone.
Creators of products keep trying to solve problems in new and better
ways. It's how innovation takes place.
The idea that "Revolution should provide this or that feature...I
shouldn't have to buy a third party product..." is one of the better
pieces of circular logic I've heard over the last couple of years.
When can you ever NOT say that?
Let's say year from now Rev 3.0 will be out with object orientation
and a new IDE from head to toe. Galaxy will also be there with an
alternate IDE that includes features not in the Rev IDE. "Hey,
Revolution should have done that...I shouldn't have to buy Galaxy to
get that feature!" Circular logic. You can always say that.
Galaxy provides an alternative to the script editor, the property
inspector, the application browser, the message box, the dictionary,
the tool bar, the dock, and--in the upcoming v1.5--the contextual
menus. You can pick and choose what you want to use to suit your work
flow. This process introduces new notions about getting our work done
and helps the whole Revolution product line evolve.
It's understood that you have to keep up with the latest versions of
Galaxy as new Revolution versions are released and as environmentally
specific bugs are fixed in Galaxy. Feature requests are not bug
Makers of Galaxy
On Sep 23, 2006, at 1:26 AM, Lynn Fredricks wrote:
>> Even if Galaxy was perfect, Swami's main point would still be
>> valid. Galaxy presents many features/improvements which
>> really belong Revolution itself.
> An important key to success in the third party market space is
> differentiation and continuous innovation. Galaxy provides a drop in
> replacement for scripting and it does it in a unique way. Just because
> Galaxy exists, it doesn't mean that Runtime will not improve the
> editor. At the same time, Runtime isnt going to go hog wild on the
> editor because Runtime has to look after the whole product. Jerry
> and Trevor
> have done some wonderful things with Galaxy and they continue to
> improve it
> every day.
> Best regards,
> Lynn Fredricks
> Worldwide Business Operations
> Runtime Revolution, Ltd
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