Wake up Revolution
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 00:35:24 CST 2009
Bill Marriott wrote:
> < snip >
> Richmond wrote:
>> There is a school of thought that RunRev have tried to expand the
>> capabilities of Revolution rather too
>> rapidly, without taking care of some 'nuts-and-bolts' glitches that have
>> been around for some time.
> Perhaps. But as someone who wrote just over three years ago that
> "Quality is Job #1," I have to disagree with this school. We've come a
> long, long way. RunRev spent more than a year and a half working on
> the free-for-almost-everyone Rev 2.9, which addressed hundreds of
> those issues, re-architected tons of internals, and brought the Linux
> edition up to speed with the other platforms. The result was a
> measurable, marked improvement in quality, and a more robust platform
> that has enabled much-needed "nuts-and-bolts" enhancements since then:
> the new tabbed script editor (3.0); the data grid and behaviors (3.5);
> and the Web plugin (4.0). All of which have been delivered on a
> predictable schedule with more far more external testing -- both in
> terms of number of users and length of testing -- than prior versions.
> At the same time, we have halved the retail price of the product and
> even introduced the free and highly capable revMedia edition while
> growing in profitability during a time of global economic uncertainty.
> We still have a ways to go. I realize that we often don't report
> status in a timely way in the RQCC, and not all the reports we want to
> have been fixed. There will always be issues with software; the key is
> choosing the right battles. Overall, we must be doing something right.
Thank you, Bill, for this extremely comprehensive and well thought-out
sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.
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