about Galaxy

Jerry Daniels jerry at daniels-mara.com
Sat Sep 23 18:50:32 EDT 2006


Swami,

My only point is: when will what you say below NOT be the case? What  
if third party products always have stuff that Rev doesn't have? I   
think that WILL be the case. It's what makes a dynamic marketplace.  
Momentum. Supporting third party products creates a better Revolution.

You think Marcus at Runtime Revolution, Ltd. doesn't want to beat the  
crap out of Galaxy's script editor? Sure he does. I want him to try.  
Creative tension can be very beneficial for evolution. WIthout the  
Pandavas and the Kuravas there would have been no Bhagavad Gita.

It's amazing to hear all of you Mac guys spout a philosophy that is  
fully supported in Redmond, WA. Why don't we just get Microsoft to  
incorporate all the great features of Mac OS X? We shouldn't have to  
buy Mac OS! Let's just buy Vista. Yeah, that's the ticket. Mac OS--in  
terms of market share--IS a third party add-on!!

Don't get me wrong...I do all my development on Mac and for the most  
part test on Windows. I love Mac OS X and my machine from Apple. But  
this "Revolution should be doing this, not third parties" circular  
logic leads nowhere.

Runtime Revolution has its work cut out for it with getting a Rev  
engine with OOP. Third party product makers are doing their part to  
broaden the Revolution offering, bring alternatives and keep the  
momentum going. Unless, of course, you're fond of monopolies.

Best,

Jerry Daniels

Tool makers for the 21st century
http://www.daniels-mara.com

On Sep 23, 2006, at 4:09 PM, Jerry Daniels wrote:

>> But my point (meant only for Kevin really, not for the list...  
>> sorry about that)
>> was simple: some key functionality in Galaxy, (and several other  
>> third party
>> plug ins,)  really should be on board the product. It's one thing  
>> to pay big
>> bucks for macho imposition software (I live in a print world) as  
>> an add on
>> to your layout program, (we paid for Quite Imposing  because InDesign
>> just doesn't have those tools) but you  really should not have  to  
>> play for a plug
>>  in just to get a better view of your trapping values to make  
>> choke and
>> spread changes on spot color overlays.




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