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Open Source Killing Commercial Developer Tools

quakeaddict The Reality Is... (742 comments)

There are just a couple of IDE's that are considered best of breed, and most other ide's have a niche capability that eventually get built into one or the other.

The real issue is that open source does not innovate, it copies. There is no financial incentive for a developer to spend countless hours on a new niche capability when there is no reward at the end.

Socialist/marxist utopian dreams aside, the reality is there is no reward that puts food on the table, or pays off a student loan.

So innovation suffers.

For example, Intellisense that Microsoft introduced in 1996, was a real innovation. All others are just copies. Someone was paid (handsomely) to produce intellisense.

more than 6 years ago



quakeaddict quakeaddict writes  |  more than 8 years ago

quakeaddict (94195) writes "It appears the SVGViewer is now officially dead at Adobe.


There seems to be more info at http://www.adobe.com/svg/pdfs/ASV_EOL_FAQ.pdf.

Besides the fact that they will stop support for the plugin on 1/1/07, and pull it from their download page on 1/1/08, they say there are some features of the plugin that don't function under Windows Vista.

A relevant blog posting on the issue: http://www.oreillynet.com/xml/blog/2006/09/wherefo re_art_thou_svg.html,"


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