Rev on Ubuntu
palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 13 01:56:22 CST 2009
Rev runs on everything I've tried it on, including such oddities as Scitaz or
DSL. The apps run as well. However, the relation between the fonts and the
objects on the windows may not be the same, and what fonts are present may
also be different, and certainly will be different from Mac or Windows to
any Linux. So when you move your app from one distro to another, it may not
display properly. This was an issue when moving an app from Debian to
Mandriva, which are about as mainstream as you can get and which had all the
same fonts. Also, when I once compiled on Linux for Win98, the control
elements of the window vanished, so there was no way of closing the window,
there needed to be a check for platform to use different window sizing to
get around this.
So yes, Richmond is probably right, always compile on the target platform,
or at least, if its going to matter, validate look and feel on all
platforms, and for Linux, on more than one distribution and on more than
just Gnome. It also may be a good idea in Linux to leave more space around
text on objects than you think you could possibly need, if you're not sure
what the distribution will be.
Marty Knapp wrote:
> Thanks to all who gave me input on using Rev on Ubuntu, I appreciate it.
> Richmond, could you elaborate on these two point:
> 3. Never churn out generic Linux standalones from a version of
> Runtime Revolution working on another platform.
> 4. Always compile standalones on the target platform.
> I've successfully produced Windows standalones from my Mac (though very
> few). Has your experience shown that with the various flavors of Linux
> that this doesn't work well? Unfortunately I only have Rev Studio for Mac.
> Thanks again,
> Marty Knapp
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