Richmond richmondmathewson at
Thu Jun 4 02:27:27 EDT 2015

On 04/06/15 00:24, Monte Goulding wrote:
>> On 4 Jun 2015, at 6:50 am, Richmond <richmondmathewson at> wrote:
>> This is odd, as it states that a Full IDE Prototype depends on Widgets and Themes, which just is not true:
>> an alternative IDE can be cobbled together right now - I mucked around with the revToolbar palette extensively way back
>> with version 2.0 - RunRev started up peddling an alternative IDE to MetaCard.
> I’d rather they wait and push widgets and themes to the limits when building the IDE. I’m sure that will help iron out any issues with them.

Personally, I'm entirely happy with the current IDE. But, as an educator 
who, on Monday, is about to start a class with at least one child
in it who is 7 years old, I can see the advantages of a Full IDE, even 
if only in the same sort of way as one uses those funny little wheels
on one's bicycle, or water-wings when learning to swim.

The main point about what I said is not really about the Full IDE as 
such, but the fact that although there is a lovely webpage with a roadmap
it is still unclear as to what has been completed, semi-completed, yet 
to be completed, or dumped when it was realised that it was undoable, a 
waste of time, or a complete crock of sh*t that seemed good at the time 
of the Kickstarter but, with hindsight . . .

> Cheers
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