Bill's Boycott - was Open Letter to Rev: Quality Is Job #1 (Vista Install)

Stephen Barncard stephenREVOLUTION at
Fri Oct 20 19:34:37 EDT 2006

>>  I was not aware that Vista was even available as a final product.
>This is a red herring. Windows Vista has been available in various forms for

No, it's not a red herring. I have no desire to obfuscate. Unless you 
are on the Vista team, if the Vista release isn't official and real 
users can buy it and use it then it's subject to change until it's 
Golden. Until then you and I don't know if you are experiencing a MS 
problem or a Rev problem, and neither can Rev.

>Basically what you're saying, Stephen, is that we should expect Rev will be
>starting at "square one" with Vista in one-to-three months, when it's
>released to retail. Don't forget that you and I and others on the list are

No please don't put words in my mouth, I think the Rev folks are 
aware of the situation and will have it ready when Vista is released, 
not before. Vista compatibility, just like Mac on Intel, will be 
ready on Rev within weeks of release I'm sure.

Bill, I don't agree with your 'boycott' on license updates and will 
not join you in your pugilistic and confrontational campaign. The 
only thing that will improve Rev will be for as many people as 
possible to support the continued development of Revolution by 
subscribing to the updates.

Getting all huffy and demanding with this little company will not 
help the situation, especially if you don't feel like being part of 
the solution and taking the time to submitting bug reports. Many of 
the rest of us just feel like it's the way to make the product better 
- and it takes effort and time we're willing to give.

Why do you think the heavies on this list 'waste' their precious time 
by answering newbie questions, or your questions for that matter, 
with no direct profit for themselves? Because they get that energy 
back from each other, and ideas just talking it out. It feels good 
and one always learns from the experience. Just like in life, one 
will get back whatever one puts into it. Otherwise, garbage in, 
garbage out.

You act like Rev can afford a staff of Beta testers in house all the 
time. They don't have the resources of M$ and I imagine the margins 
are thin. After seeing the supposedly well supported Hypercard go 
down, I'm very grateful Rev even exists for us to use.

stephen barncard
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