"Introducing New LiveCode Licenses"

Vaughn Clement vclement at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 17:09:37 EDT 2013


Hi Richard

I measure a program like LiveCode on its ease to learn the program. After 4
months I feel that with better documentation I would be a great deal
further alone learning the program.

Thank you

Vaughn Clement

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On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com
> wrote:

> Vaughn Clement wrote:
>
>  If you have great products like Apple, your products bring in the revenue,
>> not fees placed on the developers.
>>
>
> In both cases the companies sell a product, and people either choose to
> pay or not depending on their needs.
>
> But unlike Apple, RunRev also gives away another edition of their product
> for free.
>
> I may be looking at this through rose-colored glasses, but I'm having a
> hard time seeing a comparison between Apple and RunRev that doesn't favor
> RunRev, esp. given that most of RunRev's users never pay them any money at
> all, while Apple's customers pay them the highest profit margins in the
> industry.
>
>
>
>  It's clear to me that you want to attract new users to LiveCode, To do so
>> you need to improve basic documentation before you start asking for fees
>> for premium support.
>>
>
> The fees are largely for the Commercial license for those needing to
> release proprietary commercial works.
>
> But on the docs, yes, I haven't seen an xTalk yet that didn't have lots of
> room for improvement.  Even HyperCard, often cited as a leading example,
> was tremendously dependent on third-party for-fee books like those from
> Danny Goodman to become usable.
>
> While RunRev has made great strides with learning materials for LC, and
> have plans to integrate them even more comprehensively than they've done by
> making most of them accessible in the Developers link at their site (hardly
> a helpful label, IMO), there's still more room for ever better refinement.
>
> To get a feel for what's working and what's not, how much of the manual
> have you read, and how many of the tutorials included in the package have
> you explored?
>
>
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