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

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Mon Aug 10 17:25:11 CEST 2015


I have to say this, because I believe ti to be true.  LiveCode developers
are part of the problem.  I think the majority of you have iOS devices
because it is what you LIKE, not because it represents what the majority or
even half of the population HAVE.  Inexpensive Android devices are getting
better and better specs all the time, and lots of people buy them.  THEY
should be our focus, not just our favorites.


On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
wrote:

> +1 Roger, +1 Pierre.
>
> On the first one, Roger, I completely agree, MORE SEAMLESS cross-platform,
> more attention to Android (and Win 10, etc.) is important, even if it's
> only because it says to the rest of the world "Cross-platform for
> realises".
> I also agree with Pierre on where the investment goes.  We're doing most of
> our work, right now, on iOS, so that's mostly what I'm paying folks to
> extend.  I would bet that Monte is responding to demand, because if I said
> "Hey, Monte, I want blah, blah, blah for Android", I would get it.  Right
> now it's "Hey, I want blah, blah, blah for iOS", so, <harp strum/>, I get
> blah, blah, blah for iOS.
>
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Pierre Sahores <sc at sahores-conseil.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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
> > --
> > Pierre Sahores
> > mobile : 06 03 95 77 70
> > www.sahores-conseil.com
> >
> > > 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.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
> > >> 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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