[osflash] I hate FDT
Giles.Taylor at Transart.co.uk
Tue Sep 13 08:11:55 PDT 2005
When you say BIG project, how big?
If nothing else, this info may allow the FDT guys to see if they can re-create the issues you are having and sort it out.
Would using linked libraries help you? They don't get error checked, so you can put stuff you know works and keep performance high.
Also, have you tried FDT from a clean install of eclipse as a simple check to make sure that it is FDT and not another problem with your setup?
I'm loving FDT at the moment, but I'm not working on a HUGE project and I've got a 3.6Ghz P4 with 2GB Ram :)
From: osflash-bounces at osflash.org [mailto:osflash-bounces at osflash.org] On Behalf Of hank williams
Sent: 13 September 2005 15:36
To: Open Source Flash Mailing List
Subject: Re: [osflash] I hate FDT
No, thankfully I have not yet paid. But I have invested a bunch of time (which is far more valuable to me than the money) learning a tool that does not appear to be up to snuff from a technical, and more importantly, service perspective.
If it was supported, I would gladly pay the money. That was my intent once I could demonstrate that it worked. I could not demonstrate this to my satisfaction. Another issue that I did not mention in my first post is that FDT is painfully slow. Every four or five edits, it "rebuilds my workspace" which can take 10 to 30 seconds. Perhaps this is because my project is really big, but thats why I have moved to
eclipse: big project. By comparison, my java work in eclipse is instantaneous. It provides all the real time error checking that FDT does, but with essentially no delays.
As for complaining, I think that that is **exactly** what I am
supposed to do. That is what markets are all about. When people are
happy, products should get good reviews and thrive. When people are
unhappy, products should fail. I would have appreciated seeing an
email from someone else warning me about problems. So my intent is as
a public service. Given what has happened, I intend to move over to
ASDT. I just wish I hadnt wasted my time.
On 9/13/05, Keith Salisbury <keithsalisbury at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps if you explain exactly what happened and how your files are
> corrupt the people here might be able to help, but i doubt simply
> complaining about the FDT guys will provide you with any constructive
> solution to your problem.
> I dont know if you've tried ASDT but if you have you'll appreciate the
> hard work that has gone into making FDT.
> I'm assuming you have already paid the €200 which is why you are upset
> you are not recieving the support you require?
> On 9/13/05, hank williams <hank777 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > NOTE: This was recently posted on flashcoders. I apologize to those
> > that may have seen it there, but I was suggested that I should join
> > this list and post this here.
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > Ok well that is not entirely accurate.
> > I love the **idea** of fdt. And some of the implementation is not bad.
> > But there is no documentation, and some things need documentation. No
> > doc is OK if something is free/open source, which is what FDT feels
> > like. The problem is they are charging 200 euros (almost $300) for a
> > fancy text editor.
> > More disturbingly, I have asked a question on their forum (the only
> > source for technical support) and I have not been answered in over a
> > week. I actually found the answer to the problem, but asked the
> > question because apparently lots of other people are encountering the
> > same problem.
> > But today, it looks like I have figured out a way to corrupt an FDT
> > project. I am not really sure what is going on, but now I cant import
> > text files and add them to the project.
> > I know asking the FDT people will do no good.
> > So be forewarned. The technology is cool. And if there were a real
> > company behind it, or even a bunch of committed people who **acted**
> > like a real company I would recommend it.
> > As it is, I cannot in good conscience, recommend this product
> > (actually its more about the company) to anyone who is not willing to
> > suffer long with no meaningful help available. - until the poor
> > service forces it into the free/open source realm. At that point it
> > will be worth every penny.
> > Hank
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