Open Letter to Rev: Quality Is Job #1

Andre Garzia soapdog at
Fri Oct 20 16:34:30 EDT 2006


I didn't knew it was you that sent the email. I read it in digest mode all mixed.

It was not on purpose, sorry.


On Friday, October 20, 2006, at 08:11AM, Richmond Mathewson <geradamas at> wrote:

>Yo! Andre Garzia!
>I am tha "someone" - I don't know why people can't
>call a spade a spade - or for that matter call people
>by their real names - I am quite prepared to stand up
>and be counted for my comments; daft or not.
>1. I was not comparing RRMedia with DreamCard: I was
>stating that I like DC 2.6.1 a lot and that I don't
>RRMedia at all.
>2. My comment about the change of stack format:
>    It should have still been possible had RR wanted
>to, to make stacks made under the new format openable
>by previous recensions of RR - after all, it is
>possible to save into the old format with Studio and
>The reason, as I see it, for the new stack format, was
>a way to push users into upgrading - this is not a new
>Now - while Bill Marriott's message may be interpreted
>as a "flamefest" (and I would choose to interpret it
>another way) - mine was not a flamefest - I do believe
>it would behoove RR to slow down the pace of
>development - and demonstrate a more responsive
>attitude towards its dedicated user community (which,
>oddly enough, I count myself a member). I think that
>most users of the RR Use-List will have to admit
>(probably with their teeth gritted) that while I am
>often a pain in the ***, I have demonstarted some sort
>of continuity and support towards other RR users.
>I do wonder why every criticism of things "RR" is
>taken as negative by some people - when a little bit
>of thought would show that it is often offerd as
>constructive criticism based on many years of
>I, for reasons I cannot quite work out, feel that RR
>is by far the best RAD on the market today - and my
>messages are offered as suggestions and positive
>criticisms . . .
>and, just maybe,
>Bill Marriott's are offered in the same spirit!
>Love, Richmond
>"Philosophical problems are confusions arising owing to the fluidity of meanings users attach to words and phrases."
>                                       Mathewson, 2006
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