Revolution Media 4.x and Revolution Player 3.x
janschenkel at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 13 02:42:18 CST 2009
--- On Thu, 11/12/09, Dom <mcdomi at free.fr> wrote:
> Jan Schenkel <janschenkel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > With revMedia 4.0 being free, why would we still need
> a Player?
> Agreed -- but with a caveat:
> you talk of persons who are computer-litterate...
> Think about a person, scared with computers, to which you
> give a
> stack... and ?
> a whole development package??
> Or a classroom, as Richmond says!
> Maybe, also, the question is beginning to go obsolete --
> who, nowadays,
> still gives stacks to other persons? on a disc*, perhaps?
> A bunch of years ago, I put some HyperCard (and MetaCard)
> stacks on the
> web, along with a "Player" or StackRunner (before the epoch
> where an
> official one was available)
> It seems to that RunRev is going to evolve to the net --
> and it's good
> Sure, with a revlet immediately available on the net, there
> is no need
> for a Player ;-)
> * Apple recently clarified the difference between a "disc"
> and a "disk"
While I agree with you in priciple thata a pure player environment is safest for computer users without technical knowledge, revMedia is not that different from the original HyperCard setup. I don't think double-clicking or going to the File menu to Open a stack, is that difficult to grasp.
Now for deployment, a revlet is fine in an internet-connected world - and you can even send people a zip archive with an html page and a revlet that they can run offline, as long as the have the revWeb plugin. And you can still buy revStudio/revEnterprise if you want to build standalone applications.
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