I kind of agree with Paul (though I ame to the opposite conclusion).
Once I discounted the items I'd already paid for (conferences, courses,
books, etc.) and the multi-year future licensing already paid, the value
of the megabundle shrank from "amazing" to "pretty good".
I decided to go ahead anyway (so I now have a $300 or $399 voucher that
I may never get to use).
But about the widgets ....
I am very impressed by the PolyList widget; it lets you make
sophisticated looking lists, including multi-column ones, very easy; I
always disliked the fact that DataGrid couldn't do multi-column. I do
think it needs, and will get, improvements (for example, I'd like to see
a graphic UI to specify dataLayout - the current way seems kind of
Polygrid looks like it could be useful in the right place - haven't used
Responsive layout - seems like a great addition - I look forward to
trying it out, but haven't got there yet.
Haven't yet investigated the others. I think they could all do with
better documentation and examples, so I'm really waiting for a tutorial
or blog from Steven before I dive into each :-)
Oh - and last thought - they could *really* do with a better release /
version system, but that should resolve itself over time.
On 05/08/2022 17:51, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
On 8/5/2022 12:32 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote:
i have not seen much discussion of the megabundle, especially about the
i'm not sure if it's worth the $.
I think the widgets are great additions to Livecode. That said, I have
not purchased the MegaBundle. My Livecode commercial/business/whatever
license is paid out to something like 2023 or 2024 due to past fund
raising where the mothership offered license extensions as part of the
packages in those efforts. I am licensed for all platforms, with the
professional extensions, so I don't need any more platforms and I
really don't need my license extended or any store credits. If there
had been a bundle offering that was JUST the extra widgets and stuff
without an LC license stuff bundled in, I would have bought one.
I don't like to get too far ahead of LC licensing. After all I could
get hit by the proverbial bus tomorrow and having 2 years or prepaid
LC licensing would go to waste (for me at least).
So, I think it is worth the $ if you need additional platforms and/or
your license extended (if it is about to expire in, say, another 15
months or less). It may not be worth the $ if you are all set for the
next couple of years on LC licensing itself.
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