Thoughts on Kevin's announcement

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at
Tue May 11 04:26:24 EDT 2010

Absolutely.  I'd decided long ago against having anything to do with
Apple and the iPhone, because I thought the direction Apple was going
in was extremely retrograde.  I wish my fears over Apple had been

But I'd be delighted to see RunRev focus on it's core tools.  I can
only hope that good things for the Linux version of Rev would come out
of a focus on Android.  FWIW, I've been happily running a HTC phone
(Windows Mobile) for over 2 years. I've been very happy with what it
provides me with (many of things required jail-breaking on the iPhone,
and even required hoop-jumping on an Android phone).  But HTC seem to
make damn fine phones.  This thing is so superior to all the
top-of-the range Nokia phones I've had in the past, and I bought it on
the recommendation of a gadget freak who rated it very highly.  I've
no doubt my next phone will be a HTC Android.

Let's be glad that Apple pulled the rug at this point, instead of in
12 months time.


On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 4:06 AM, Josh Mellicker <josh at> wrote:
> With all sympathies to those who are understandably deeply disappointed, there is a silver lining to this news:
> On May 10, 2010, at 10:39 AM, Kevin Miller wrote:
>> ...we are ...focusing on developing significant and exciting enhancements to the Rev platform. We have many exciting projects in the pipeline including an overhaul to our Unicode support, enhanced text display...
> If this pipeline also includes improving core functionality of the desktop IDE, from things like the player object to widgets to fixing bugs, as well as more focus on feature parity for Linux, it could end up being great for all of us.
> For a small company, focusing on core competencies is a really good thing, and the one thing RunRev unquestionably does better than anyone else in the world is a best-in-class cross-platform desktop software dev environment.

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