runrev 4.0 - kudos and a gripe
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 09:44:59 CDT 2009
Éric Miclo wrote:
> It is not the will to duplicate programs but to be able to have access
> to such basic features as paragraph level text formating.
Now THAT does make a lot of sense.
> I don't know why it should be something so out of this world to add it.
An old chestnut that has been chewed over before . . .
> Drop shadows are thrown in and I don't think anybody wants to
> duplicate Photoshop.
> If I would have to vote for text field enhancement or drop shadow, the
> first one would be far more usefull to me.
> Take a look at:
> ÉrIC Miclo
> Le 28 juin 09 à 10:32, Richmond Mathewson a écrit :
>> Why on earth would you want to spend time duplicating programs like
>> WordPad or TextEdit?
>> The place is swimming with Text Editors! And they get rather
>> repetitive and boring after
>> the first 258. :)
>> This is similar to complaining that you cannot makes bricks with
>> sand: get over it,
>> the Egyptians did it with mud 6000 years ago - and its never been
>> Admittedly the drop-shadows, while being 'sexy' could easily be
>> run-up in
>> GIMP or "its commercial rival". The webby-thing, as far as I am
>> is a quantum leap, and a "new text field" will just have to wait;
>> after all we
>> have reasonably respectable text fields already.
>> "you can make any kind of application in runrev" is the usual
>> commercial hype;
>> however you can have a jolly good stab at it with Runtime Revolution
>> with an
>> extremely approachable interface.
>> If Text-Editors really "tickle your prawns" I have a whole series of
>> 'lying around' on my hard drives dealing with all sorts of aspects of
>> importing, formatting, editing and exporting (frankly couldn't see much
>> point in knitting them together for . . . another text editor) which
>> I can bung
>> together in a zip file and send them to you so you can curse my name
>> as you try to assemble them into text editor "Number 259".
>> Shao Sean wrote:
>>> - web plugin
>>> - server-side scripting (and maybe some day it will be released to
>>> the public)
>>> - photoshop-like effects
>>> while i did think that the real-time drop shadow and other
>>> Photoshop-like effects were nifty I do not see why they were added
>>> over a feature like a new text field.. during the webinar it was
>>> mentioned that "you can make any kind of application in runrev" but
>>> the fact that one can not even duplicate WordPad or TextEdit is kind
>>> of sad..
>>> i do like the new logo though ^_^
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