Thoughts on Kevin's announcement
Thomas McGrath III
mcgrath3 at mac.com
Wed May 12 07:55:20 CDT 2010
You could of course start developing with RunRev for revServer and then you would get to target all mobile and web devices, as well as Linux.
A revServer option would allow for both native and browser based applications. Which, before this past year, was were all of the talk was centered around. Web Apps are still very relevant and will work in a native browser wrapper on most mobile phones directly.
What we need is a community wide collection of revServer 'objects' 'scripts' for each of the desired targets and target features.
On May 12, 2010, at 6:09 AM, René Micout wrote:
> I read ALL the posts about RevMobile iPad published before and after the Kevin's announcement (difficult because I understand directly approximately 50% of what I read).
> As a non-professional developper not interested by AppStore, at this time 6 (+2?) solutions are available to me :
> 1. Expect a change in strategy from Apple > I don't believe it, especially since I agree with, roughly, the arguments of Steve
> Jobs (I am not a fanatic cross-plateform).
> 2. Begin to explore Objective-C with the help of my daughter who decided to join it (she's an ActionScripter...) > I find it
> hard to believe considering my age and my abilities
> 3. Expect Hypercard for iPad suitable to Mr. Jobs... > good wills ?
> 4. Expect a multitouch Wacom Wifi tablet (like Cintiq but multitouch and Wifi) > in this case it would multitouch functions in
> 5. Use RevMobile for iPad in his unfinished version > Full features ? What price ? Compiler ? and Kevin said : "We can no
> longer create the native interface objects layer, but rather invite our community to develop a set of emulated object".
> This last point does not bother me too much, it is a form of very interesting challenge and it is a bit what I am doing now
> with RunRev (the Macintosh interface unsatisfactory) ...
> 6. Watch the side of Rodeo > it feel interesting but it feel complicated (perhaps I am wrong...)
> If some of you are interested in the point "5", I would be glad to talk with them...
> -- After that line, that's humor! ;-)
> I thought also two other solutions :
> 7. Start a hunger strike > impossible, I'm french and in France the food is sacred!
> 8. Immolate by the fire surrounded by all my Macintoshes (128K, SE30, IIfx, MacPorts, PowerBook 170, PB5040, PB G3
> Series, PB Titanium PB G4 12 "iMac G7 27", sorry I have no iPhone and not yet iPad [28th May]) under the Eiffel
> Tower > It's the Steve Jobs's favorite monument !
> Bon souvenir de Paris
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