Feature Race: Pick Your Project

Dan Brown danoldboy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 13:24:55 EDT 2017


The comments section on the pledge page gives a good insight as to why
there may be a feeling of apathy towards this fundraiser

The infinite livecode campaign from last year was not handled well in terms
of communicating progress to the community, with questions about the sqlite
library rewrite remaining unanswered

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 3:51 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Wow.  I'm surprised we aren't closer to getting this funded.  c'mon y'all
> let's get this funded!
>
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via
> use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
> > I had similar feelings, (I have taken almost every pitch to "pay in
> > advance for X number of years for this discount or that… ) so when we get
> > hit up again for development that one would hope would be just part of
> the
> > product road map, it does indeed seem odd. Even "advanced smooth
> scrolling
> > graphics" seems odd to be funding, since all this is doing is bring the
> LC
> > mobile on parity with any other smooth flowing app.
> >
> > This is terribly obvious, but just to say it all again:
> >
> > Thinking about it, one has to appreciate the challenge the company faces.
> > Having gone open source, Livecode moves to a world where everyone and his
> > kid sister thinks programming is free. PHP, Javascript, python,
> CSS…people
> > living in those world just don't pay for their tools.
> >
> > So if open source users are going up (which apparently they are)… that
> > doesn't help us (to say the obvious)
> >
> > If not enough of them are using LC to build products for sale to support
> > themselves, OR are not using the tools in-house inside Enterprise (like
> we
> > do here, even though we are non -profit we do have software budgets)
> where
> > budgets are such that the ROI on paid license(s) is well worth it. And it
> > would be easy enough for some unscrupulous for-profit company to have 5
> > coders on community and only one license and pretty much get away with
> > it…(which is cheating of course)…
> >
> > So  If the user "pie" of those whose are paying  <> equal $ to support
> the
> > company and + hours for features, how does LC handle this, to stay alive?
> >  And we all want it to stay alive…right?
> >
> > I was hoping to talk to Kevin about some other ideas for solutions… but
> he
> > is busy. Perhaps I need to fly to Scotland for tea. In the meantime, I
> > voted/pledged for the DataGrid2/GraphicsUpgrade.
> >
> > Brahmanathaswamai
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 6/24/17, 7:41 AM, "use-livecode on behalf of Alex Tweedly via
> > use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> >     So the Feature Race lets me choose between "Hosting debugger" and
> >     Datagrid 2.
> >
> >     Hmpphhh!
> >
> >     <puts on Grumpy Old Man t-shirt ...>
> >
> >     I have a hard time voting for, or funding, Hosting debugger. I
> already
> >     paid for that, back in 2009.
> >
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