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Alastair (@usefuldesign)

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3 years ago
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Alastair commented on keithlang's Bug Report, “List Screens reports empty names

noting that only M1 mac mini allows two screens to be connected, the AS 13" MBA and 13" MBP both only allow for a single (external) display to be connected.

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Alastair commented on Bodysoulspirit's Feature Request, “Code sign and notarize exported apps

so I'd like to see this feature request get up too. I have one solid idea I've been sitting on for years and even with all the streaming software and BlackMagicDesign mini ATEM revolution this concept I started in QC as a custom layer for mimioLive still has unique features in the market.

i would certainly be prepared to pay the US$99 p.a. if i had a Vuo authored app that was viable for the macOS App store (and eventually iOS maybe given Apple Silicon convergence around ARM and iOS) . ditto for paying team Vuo to walk me through the code signing.

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Alastair commented on Bodysoulspirit's Feature Request, “Code sign and notarize exported apps

strangely I have one free apple developer account that gives me full access to code bug submissions and FRs etc and another free Apple deve account that only gives me limited access to Apples developer tools, videos and programs. By rights both should lock me out of the developer forums, but one is able to post. Go figure.

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workaround feature request: local sub-compositons ;-)

in QC the way around this was to throw a patch or group of patches inside a "Macro" (a box that looks like a single patch and if you double click you navigate down into it's composite patches). All the ports of Macros can be relabelled at any time, as could be a local sub-composition.

I'm not going to come back to Vuo until various forms of in editor accessible/navigable sub-compositions become a thing I think. I do have a erect in mind but I really think Vuo is too hard without this.

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Alastair commented on Jaymie's Discussion, “Plan for cross-platform support

funwithstuff I think one way @teamVuo mentioned to me to make runtime compositions very broadly distributable is compile it Portable Native Client (PNaCl) which is being depreciated next year in June in deference to WebAssembly. There's also WebGL, which WebAssembly authoring tools can bind to. If you can compile for a web app, then Electron allows you to build a double click desktop application from that code base. Examples are the Slack and Visual Studio Code apps which use the open source Chromium engine under the hood to get native like performance. Not sure how it copes with higher demanding graphics… but several 1st person shooter games were ported to NaCl in the early days.

To me every decision Kosada makes around new features needs to answer one set of questions first… what is the unique power of Vuo and is there a market for it that can grow the income to get the tool to where we'd all like it to be, and keep the tool up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies.

If there isn't a ready market today, where is the closest market and how can Vuo be modified/ported to access that market. Incredible things happen when scale of a user base doubles every n months. Manifold changes in the community take place, from user contributions to the code base (which would mostly mean OSS compositions and new nodes in the case of Vuo) to word of mouth and buzz to periodic doubling of income for the maintainers of the code base or volunteer code contributions and maintainers (would mean doublings of Pro subscriptions in the case of Vuo).

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