At 09:16 PM 3/1/2012, you wrote:
It's not like we are writing space invaders, I think it's about time
someone from RS posted in this thread to explain the reason for the
flicker and if there are any plans to resolve it.
Well, that's going too far the other way. Flicker is generally not a
huge showstopper problem on Windows and can be dealt with and
suppressed, I just said it still has a way to go.
The problem IMHO is that REAL is supposed to make the coding job
easier and in this case it doesn't. Let's not make this a bigger deal
than it really is. Most REAL Win apps can be flicker-free, but some can't.
We all know: REAL is just like that. About a month ago I wanted to
see if I could compile my Mac apps on my Windows machine. Crashed
constantly, so I checked with some people and the forum - no, don't
bother was the answer. Made sense, I mean, if it doesn't compile how
could that be my problem? There's only one piece of information
available regarding it - you can do it. So it should work, right? No,
But then, millions of other things in REAL work, and I like that.
REAL meets my needs and there's a lot to like. However, I do kinda
fear that I'm only 2-3 steps away from ruin, but that's what I'm
hoping this year will do - take some of the chains off and move REAL
from a good useful program to a really great one.
About 4 months ago I officially said goodbye to Visual Basic 5
(though I still use it and will continue to). It came out in early
1997, 15 years ago. It is rock-solid, fast, and still works in Win7.
It starts up in 3 seconds. I have to wait 2 minutes for REAL to start
- on both Mac and Win. I can get around the interface and different
modules on VB5 much faster than REAL, because it's just a much
quicker and responsive program. (None of this has to do with
interpretative vs. compiled code.) VB5 had no future for me, but it
WASN'T because of the IDE itself, and it wasn't because of the
quality of the compiled code. It is a fair comparison, in situations
where VB and RB compare, VB5 just does just about everything faster
and better. (REAL's search and replace is much better, though.)
It's because of VB5 that I know that REAL can do better. Again, this
is a challenge, not a criticism.
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