[OT-Rodeo] Last minute call to get onboard with pre-realase conditions!

David C. davidocoker at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 11:34:35 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Jerry Daniels <jerry.daniels at me.com> wrote:
> David,
> I only wish I was as good as Sarah at clarifying and answering questions. She's gifted in that area where I am not...at least when it comes to text. I'm one of those bullet point guys that the presentation experts hate.
> See my answers/notes below, please...
>> Thank you for the additional info Jerry... I'm almost ready to grab my
>> wallet, I think. ;-)
>> But first, let me make sure I understand this fully.
> Please understand, as always, I am much more interested in happy users of our products than the contents of any wallets. But we need that stuff in the wallets to eat, kill the raccoons that are invading our porch and other joys of life on earth. Ok, greedy bloodsucker speech done.
>> In a nutshell:
>> The $89 special gives the user 1 year of the service, plus a Mac
>> editor for both Rodeo and Transfer if they own the hardware. The Rodeo
>> editor version is or will be capable of producing either or both
>> native X-code and webkit applications.
> Well said, dude! You have nailed that one.
>> Without the proper hardware, the user still has access to Transfer,
>> which has a somewhat limited web based editor (Safari/Chrome) that can
>> be used regardless of the hardware platform. No such option exists for
>> the Rodeo side of the equation. (?)
> Here you stray from the missal. Transfer is a Revolution stack for Revolution developers to transfer their stack to the Rodeo development server as web apps with pages. It is not an editor of any kind. You point Transfer at a stack and it translates all the UI properties of the stack's objects into Rodeo definitions.

Now understood, thanks!

> If you want to access the HTML/CSS/etc, that Transfer and Rodeo server create from stacks
> you can use the Rodeo Editor for the Mac Desktop or go use the Rodeo web editor and view
> source. You can't do this on iPads, but you can on any webkit browser.

> YES. Rodeo has from DAY ONE had an editor that is entirely web-based. It even runs on
> iPads. Certainly ANY webkit browser. It does not, as I said above, have an HTML view, but
> then all the non-iPad browsers do have source view.

There lies the entire bit of confusion and the only matter of
contention from my end.
I was completely under the impression that the Rodeo editor was the
only option, meaning that you *had to have* Mac hardware. That's all
that has kept me from participating from day one.

Shoot, in all of my previous questioning and comments, I wasn't trying
to pester you folks into building the Rodeo editor for *any* other
platform... I just wanted to play, period. I'm sure that I'll be
perfectly content playing in the browser, whether on Windows or Linux
(preferred, not required).

> SO, I'm not sure that Transfer solves your hardware dependencies, but from what I can tell,
> it does. But I want you happy with Rodeo much more than I want your 89 bucks. Pesky
> raccoons notwithstanding.

Absolutely! ...just signed up in fact. :)

Best regards,
David C.

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