Bye, and thanks for the fish

Pi Digital sean at
Thu Sep 2 05:04:38 EDT 2021

You will still be able to use the current Community Edition. It just won’t get updated any further or receive support from LCLtd. 

You are welcome for the fish. 

Sean Cole
Pi Digital Productions Ltd

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> On 2 Sep 2021, at 09:38, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Over on the forum Kevin has been encouraging people to contact support with
> any issues. Some are refusing to do so, making ridiculous demands in
> response.
> Yesterday I had a look at the historical prices to see if LC was
> significantly more expensive than Metacard:
> 2001 - Metacard ($995)  [$288]
> 2005 - Revolution Enterprise (£899) [£243]
> 2021 - Livecode (3x distro platforms £720) [£1316]
> In square brackets behind each is [the price of an ounce of gold] (if
> someone's got a better comparator, they can post it e.g. crude oil, pork
> bellies, cost of an entry level Mac, etc).
> So Metacard cost 3 ounces of gold, Rev Enterprise cost 3.7 oz of gold,
> today's Livecode equivalent costs 0.54 oz of gold.  Even if one adds all 7
> of the distro platforms (3 of which certainly didn't exist in 2005), a full
> Livecode license costs just over 1oz of gold, so between 1/3rd of the price
> of 15 years ago (or as little as 1/6th the price of Metacard). Objectively
> speaking, the customer today gets so much more for so much less.  Apart
> from those who have been used to getting something for free.
> It was only this time last year I stated how amazing it was that Livecode
> manages all the complexity of producing software that runs on so many
> divergent platforms (I was navigating the version compatibilities of Xcode,
> Android Studio, MacOS, iOS, AndroidOS, Windows OS, and Livecode), not to
> mention producing two different versions of Livecode (free and
> commercial).  Something had to give.
> Regards, Bernard
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