Rev on kde
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 06:41:51 CST 2010
On 19/01/2010 14:13, Bernard Devlin wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Peter Alcibiades
> <palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> That too. Also virtual desktops don't work, revBrowser not available,
>> revPrintField doesn't work, no player for Linux, lots of the functionality
>> seems to be increasingly provided by add-ins from the group which work only
>> on Windows or Mac. As for instance tRev.
> I know you are not singling out tRev, but just using it as an example.
> But maybe the third parties who are restricting themselves to
> supporting Windows/OS X are doing this precisely because there are so
> many problems with Rev on Linux. I have an overwhelming desire to use
> Linux as my desktop, and have been amazed by the high quality of
> modern day Linux when I've used it as a desktop in the last 18 months.
> I've sometimes gone for months on end using nothing but Linux. And
> the only reason I've been able to do that is because those were months
> when I didn't use Rev.
Yes, indeed. And, as far as I'm concerned, when my last Mac PPC goes pop
I shall certainly not
be investing in an INTEL Mac - why should I when I can bung lovely Linux
on a comparatively cheap
computer. The only thing that would stop me is RunRev.
> As soon as I need to use Rev, I've struggled
> with it on Linux for days, then given up and gone back to using Rev on
> Windows or OS X.
>> What Rev needs to do is get Linux up to full parity. Its the last 15% that
>> needs doing. It can't make any sense to restrict the market to people like
>> us, but that's the effect of what's happening. Till its done this, all
>> other platforms have to go.
> I agree entirely. It is amazing that a product that claims to work
> cross-platform should have major features missing in the final third
> platform. There is NO reason why RunRev cannot provide revBrowser on
> Linux. Even if a Linux distro did not have Firefox set as the default
> browser, it is only a click away in a repository.
> I deliberately decided not to buy the megabundle in the recent offer,
> because I'm so cheesed off
Wow, I'm so glad somebody else uses that phrase too . . . :)
> by the quality of Rev on Linux. After
> (literally) buying into Rev for years on the prospect that they would
> one day offer a suite of tools for Linux application development that
> matched what they provided on Windows/OS X, I decided that they will
> not get any more money from me until I see them take Linux seriously.
Hey, all you "closet Linux users" it is time to OUT yourselves and start
sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.
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