The State of Rev (Was Re: [ANN] Rodeo IDE preview video)

Andre Garzia andre at
Mon May 31 11:34:05 EDT 2010

I think the market for Rev and Linux is not an end user market, like selling
to users but creating custom software for enterprise and organizations and
all the web stuff such as RevServer.

In the future and Linux gets even more widespread, creating commercial linux
tools might be a good option. 2D Boy proved that you can sell linux games
and sell a lot (of course world of goo is a cross platform game, but they
sold a lot of linux licenses anyway)


On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 12:30 PM, J. Landman Gay
<jacque at>wrote:

> Andre Garzia wrote:
>> I learned all that the third party addons do
>> is reduce your development/support time which in return helps your ROI
>> which
>> makes your business more likely to succeed. Most of Rev addons are Rev
>> built
>> anyway. Sometimes is a wise investment to use third party tools to improve
>> your business, some other times, you can just do without it.
> This is a valid point. I don't argue that the Rev Linux needs work -- we
> all agree on that -- but as far as RevSelect tools go, they are all written
> in RevTalk and the same functionality could be implemented by anyone. I'm
> not trying to make excuses because I fully agree with what Peter says about
> Linux, but just want to point out that there isn't anything magical about
> these tools. They do not implement things the engine lacks, as Peter
> suggests. They simply use the existing engine to create shortcuts for those
> who want to save some time.
> For myself, and possibly for other tools vendors, I didn't implement
> Zygodact for Linux because I am missing some critical info about the Linux
> OS that I would need to do that. I could find out what I need pretty easily
> I think, but as far as I know, there's little market for Zygodact on Linux.
> I have never received a request for that platform. If I ever do, I'd be
> happy to do the research required and create a build. But how many people
> are shipping commercial products for Linux that require a serial key system?
> In fact, as far as I know, most Linux users expect free software. Zygodact
> has no market on Linux if that's true.
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