It was the fact that RunRev stated they would add the 3D engine if a certain dollar amount was raised, and apparently it was..
True: but you always get the sort of response you got from Richard Gaskin, so there is little point in taking issue with him;
his eyes are "smeared over with the love of Godhead" (to use a phrase used elsewhere)
and never seems very keen to admit that Livecode, for all their talk of a 'Community'
only believe in a community that is not a reciprocal arrangement.
I have pointed out the above many, many times, and been slammed and slagged off for doing
so many, many times; because it is an inconvenient truth which Livecode really do need to address
but haven't, and show no signs of intending to.
So: what is to be done?
Well; if you are not like me
[someone who has spent the better part of 15 years investing 80% of his spare time in learning
how to get Livecode to do the things he wants = putting my eggs in one basket?]:
1. You can decamp and use another programming suite.
2. You can go on using Livecode and keep quiet.
3. Go on making yourself unpopular, like me, by pointing out these things.
Ultimately, if one looks at things in a reasonably balanced fashion, Livecode are more "touchy-feely" with
their loyal users than most other providers of programming suites, and they produce the open-source version,
(which, considering they are not being bank-rolled by some socking great engineering firm or something
is pretty amazing), so I'm just going to stick with my self-appointed role (i.e. #3), as:
4. I'm a big boy and can cope with the "flak".
5. I do, paradoxically, think that Livecode knocks the socks off most other programming suites,
and as an educational tool for entry-level programming it really rocks.
6. I contributed a sum to the Kickstarter, so I feel I have a right to go on "kicking".