[YO EDINBURGH!] Microsoft Open-Sources It's Toolkit For Making iOS Apps Run On Win 10

Pierre Sahores sc at sahores-conseil.com
Mon Aug 10 16:49:49 CEST 2015


Hi Roger,

It’s simply no way to achieve 100% of cross platform ability as long as some features available, say, on the native Xcode’s iOS platform are not on the native Android SDK/NDK/JNI side and vice-versa ! Instead of complaining about this fact and, again, instead of limiting the cross platform ability of LiveCode to the less commun denominator of the different platforms LC covers, Edinburgh and external providers (Monte, …) extends it, each time it can be reliable and useful with special targeted features on one or an other platform and, gracefully, it’s, IMHO, the most we can get for staying as productive as possible from all of these beloved LC cookers ;D

Best,

Pierre
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> Le 10 août 2015 à 16:26, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com> a écrit :
> 
> Although LC calls itself cross-platform, I despise the fact that commands
> in the dictionary, particularly for mobile, have quirks that make it a
> little different for Android than iOS.  If it wants to call itself
> cross-platform, a term that is in the dictionary should work exactly the
> same across all supported platforms.  I would also be more likely to invest
> more into externals if they didn't focus on a single preferred OS rather
> than looking at the market potential for LC devs to build x-plat apps.  LC
> tools should all be required to be x-plat - period. /just one opinion.
> 
> ~Roger
> 
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:56 AM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Back in The Days Of The Language Wars, it was important, but now, with so
>> many specialty languages for so many reasons, it becomes much less of an
>> issue.  The PL bigots have been upended by uncompiled web languages.
>> 
>> Whether it's this or Xojo or something else, LC still has a lead for
>> building cross-platform apps.  Hopefully 8 will extend that lead and
>> exploit it, more, because, really, web portals aren't the same.
>> 
>> --
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>> On the second day, God created the oceans.
>> On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
>>   and did a little diving.
>> And God said, "This is good."
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