Crowd Funding Enhancements

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 23:40:30 CET 2014


On 10/02/14 23:34, Trevor DeVore wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Ender Nafi Elekcioglu <
> endernafi at keehuna.com> wrote:
>
>> On February 10, 2014 at 17:56:39, Andrew Kluthe (andrew at ctech.me) wrote:
>>
>>   Any kind of timelines or updates on any of the stretch goals other than
>> theming/res
>> independence would be great. ... it is also the least
>> important to folks who aren't doing mac or mobile dev.
>>
>> Example to a pet feature.
>> These are / should not be that much important even to a seasoned
>> mac/mobile developer, in my humble opinion.
>> Using a couple of png's for theming
>> and 40 lines of pure Livecode script for resizing were
>> all I needed for 20+ finished projects {published business apps} in the
>> last two years.
>>
> Hi Ender,
>
> It is important to keep in mind that what might be classified as a pet
> feature for some is essential for others. I consider myself a fairly
> experienced developer and consider resolution independence critical. On the
> desktop you cannot make a LiveCode app look correct on retina displays.
> Your text will always look fuzzy. If you happen to be playing with the
> resolution independence branch of the LiveCode engine on GitHub (the
> developer branch includes it now) you will notice a night and day
> difference when loading your projects (when loading the project on a retina
> laptop).
>
> Windows has similar issues with resolution independence. Changes have to
> made to the LiveCode engine itself so that we can have projects look and
> behave properly. Based on the number of support emails I get from my
> customers I see an upward trend in among my customer base who are using
> high-resolution settings on Windows.
>
> For me, lack of high resolution support affects sales of my product (users
> with retina displays do not like non-retina compliant apps).
>
> Just another perspective,
>

Trevor makes an extremely valid point.

A crowd sourced project sourced by mant people all pulling in different 
directions is jus
not going to work.

So; before anything like that a consensus of what should be on the list
has to be arrived at.

I have a particular sore-point about the wat Windows Vista, 7 and 8 
imposes its own fonts in Unicode text fields.

Richmond.



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