Bill's Boycott - was Open Letter to Rev: Quality Is Job #1 (Vista Install)
stephenREVOLUTION at barncard.com
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,
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.
s a n f r a n c i s c o
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