Updating from Revolution 4.0 to LiveCode 4.5

Robert Mann rman at free.fr
Wed Sep 22 09:53:16 EDT 2010

I really like the new brand name and am very happy about that,
congratulations, it has always been a critical issue to describe revolution
as a tool to other people!! LiveCode will make life much simpler, on that
comunication issue. So yeah! great Hurrah!

Now on the money front, wouhaou!! I bought a windows version of runrev
Studio for a friend of mine as a present, it is just a month outdated, and
the switch from 4.00 to 4.5 for the equivalent licenses seem to costs 149 +
99 + 99 + 99 = 446 bucks ! Did I do something wrong??? That is twice as much
as repetitive bargain price to which studio was offered and 4 times the
yearly upgrade license for studio. Big jump!

Alternatively, since he would do some work for me, maybe he can just switch
from studio to personnal Livecode, since I will anyway incorporate myself
the result and compile on my commercial license the end result, but I do not
see that option. Has anybody a clue?

I hope this gives more air to the development team and better quality to
us.. this is a many years regular investment from me.. !

But I also wonder if that pricing scheme will be so advantageous to runrev
(and us in return!?). I remember i did support this modular approach on the
survey, before I was confronted to it. But now It may well turn out that the
smaller developpers will have to pay up much more, an maybe too much for
some of them. To sell just one little app on all platforms and mobile will
cost 1000 bucks for the initial upgrade and after that I did not quite get
it : 700 bucks per year or 1400? 

And the big ones, or the ones organized in networks will pay much less per
worker seat since they can centralise compiling of apps on one seat and
develop on many seats with access to all functions using a personnal
license. So they will be able to compile many applications on just one

So the message is clearly, get big or die as a developper.. unless lonely
developpers finally get a chance to unite a little more and get organized,
like bigger ones! 

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