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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by EssoAir » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:20 am

jacque wrote:The answer is simple. Putting your stacks into a browser without the use of a plugin will require a LiveCode to javascript interpreter, which is a very large undertaking. RR is a small company and does not have the resources to do this without additional funding. The alternative is to wait until the current rewrite is complete and they can spare engineers for the work. That could take some time, and as you say, HTML5 is already a standard on the web. Waiting would put them farther behind.

But there's another piece that I think hasn't received enough attention, and that's the matching funds. They have a very limited amount of time to acquire that, and this campaign is important for that reason. Every contribution will actually count as double the amount you pledge. For that reason alone, participation is important because it will enable faster progress in more areas of development than just HTML5.

As for "just" ease of use, well of course. We love how we don't need to learn C to write our apps, or Javascript to write for Android, or Swift to write for iOS. Why wouldn't we also be happy to see LiveCode write HTML5 for us too? One click and you have apps for all platforms at once. What other program can do that?

I really hope everyone will pledge. This could be a breakthrough moment for us all in more ways than one. And there are some very good deals on licenses too, so you'd be getting that for your money besides .
Android uses C and Java not Javascript.

And can you explain this matching thing? Does this mean their $395k goal is actually only a $197.5k goal? Or does it mean that reaching $395k will then in turn make the total amount be $790k?

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by jacque » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:35 pm

The latter. If we can pledge 395k, the grant will match that total and give RR the same amount, doubling the value.
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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by paul_gr » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:19 pm

EssoAir wrote:Android uses C and Java not Javascript.
Android uses javascript in the browser...

I'm presuming (probably wrongly) that Runrev will be using a LLVM to Javascript compiler, like Emscriptem.
Emscriptem has been forked over 700 times, so I would not be suprised if Runrev is using it, or something like it.

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by Mark » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:22 pm

IIRC, RunRev wrote on the website that they're using emscripten.

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by paul_gr » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:44 pm

Thanks Mark, I didn't see that.

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by dave.kilroy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:28 pm

Hello all

Just bought my second large slice of ‘instant rewards’ – I can justify this as excellent value and a snip at the price – and I encourage all others who like a bargain to pile in and buy/pledge while they can!

And if a certain client of mine pays his bill in time I'll go back for a third slice :)

Kind regards

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by jacque » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:57 pm

Great to hear, Dave. I'm in too.

While it's perfectly fine for folks to use the free community version, I'd encourage anyone who uses LiveCode for professional work to give back a little. It's not only the ethical thing to do, it will allow RR to give us even more than we paid for. Those matching funds are what did it for me.
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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by Simon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:58 am

I wish there was a way for this thread to be pinned to the front page of phpBB.
This is far too important to let slip by unnoticed by the casual forum browser.

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:48 am

Good idea, Simon - I just "sticky'd" this thread.
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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by Simon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:47 am

Hi Richard,
As we only have 2 days left I would post a message in every forum, you could delete them in 2 days.
If you write the text, I'll do the repeated postings for you.

Ahh but another forum admin might delete them if they were from me.

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:58 am

Just posting here is probably enough, since most folks hit View New Posts when they log in.

Maybe better would be to put that energy into the corners on the ' net RunRev may not already be reaching, via social media etc.
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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by Simon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:53 am

Hi Richard,
I don't want to harp on about it but;
since most folks hit View New Posts when they log in.
1) Only people who log in can see New Post, I have no idea on the stats of how many are just searching. Those are the people we'd like to buy-in to the instant rewards.
2) Only people who are interested in answering questions or are watching out for changes that might affect their stacks click on New Post (and I darn sure hope that they have already contributed what they can).

No worries if this is still a bad idea, I have bunches of them :)

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:52 pm

I don't know if it's a bad idea, but as important as this event is personally I'm disinclined to set a precedent of encouraging posts in sections where it wouldn't be relevant. But as far as any relevant forum goes, feel free.

That said, I still think it would be a good idea to put that energy into the areas RunRev isn't already reaching, such as social media, blogs, etc.
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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by jiml » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:16 pm

As the final moments tick by, I couldn't resist making another pledge and encourage others to do so.
In addition to simply getting the HTML5 initiative started, this pledge drive is a golden opportunity for users to pick up licenses at good prices and for runrev to earn matching funds.
That alone will benefit all of us.

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Re: We're Funding LiveCode For the Web

Post by dave.kilroy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:12 am

Just made my THIRD pledge, sure hope we can make it over the line...

Good luck and best wishes to us all on this dramatic day!

Dave

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