On 3/31/11 9:10 AM, Shari wrote:
This is the point, it seemed to have had zero priority for anyone on
Actually, some of us don't like to ask for things when we know that
people are donating their time. We simply silently wait for things.
Hopefully we can all feel comfortable speaking up going forward. A lot
of long-time MC users have moved to LC IDE, so without input here
there's no way for Klaus or Ken to gauge what's needed.
We're all family here - feel free to speak your mind on anything you
need or even want from the IDE.
And feel free to propose anything you want to contribute yourself - it's
open for that reason, to hopefully capture some of the collective talent
and motivation from its users.
And if your ideas are too weird (as many of mine have been), you're free
to modify the IDE however you need (which is how I've been scratching my
weirder itches <g>).
Now I am afraid to move forward because I keep seeing discussions on the
Rev list about bugs in things that have been solid for a decade. I don't
know if the whole Rev code was rewritten and is now not as solid as
before, or if the discussions refer to special versions for iOs and so
forth only. If you don't catch the beginning and jump into the middle,
it's a bit distressing to see bug after bug listed.
I would take those with a grain of salt. Well, some of them anyway.
Best to look at each reported issue on a case-by-case basis and
determine its merit and applicability to your work accordingly.
As one of the few people who has a habit of reading every outstanding
engine bug report at least twice a year (I'm not just OCD, but so much
of my job depends on knowing the ins and outs of the engine), I can
safely describe a sadly large percentage of the stuff in the RQCC as
merde: duplicates, misunderstood features, RTFM, unreproducible bizarre
edge cases that have affected no one else nor even the original reporter
since, issues long since addressed, and issues long since irrelevant
(you'd be surprised how many things are in there for Mac Classic, which
even Apple stopped supporting long ago).
I've tried in many cases to prompt the OP to reconfirm the issue in a
recent engine version and close or comment accordingly, but only in a
few cases has this yielded any response. Most of them sit there a long
time, with my being unable to close them, the engine team unsure if they
need to be closed, and the OP unresponsive.
Sure, software always has a certain number of errors per KLOC, and
something as complex as LC has a good many legitimate bug reports
But most of the show-stoppers have been addressed, so before random FUD
on the list gets you down I would encourage you to take a good look at
the specifics and determine how such an issue will actually affect what
For myself, with dozens of products in development here, the number of
bugs that are actually holding up any of our feature development is
fewer than a dozen, and in every case I have plenty of other features to
add in the meantime while I wait for those fixes.
I know the standalone issue will revisit me soon as I'm working on
something actively right now. I dread that moment.
If you can use LC for building standalones until after I'm back from the
RevLive conference, I'll have you covered in MC on that.
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