Hi @ShiftPlusOne! Thank you for your message which, however, I found rather bewildering! I have reviewed the emails I sent to Raspberry Pi and cannot identify any part of it which is either aggressive or insulting. Since it is not confidential, I have taken the liberty of quoting below the email I sent to Liz Upton in the hope it might illuminate the discussion:
I would like to draw your attention to a Kickstarter campaign we are running to convert Gideros Studio to Raspberry Pi.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20 ... nd-desktop
(see "stretch goals")
Gideros Studio is a cross platform, Lua-based games engine allowing easy creation of 2D games for multiple targets. Currently Gideros runs on PC and Mac and can output apps for Android and iOS. However, if the Kickstarter is successful we will port the entire toolchain to Raspberry Pi so users will be able to create iOS, Android, Windows, Windows Phone, PC and Mac apps entirely using the Raspberry Pi! Gideros uses the easy-to-learn Lua language (which is like a simplified version of Python). Gideros comes with a very simple friendly IDE and simulator so you can see what you app will look like on each target device.
I think Gideros is a good fit for the Raspberry Pi as it is aimed at beginner programmers and has the exciting ability to export for mobile systems. I also believe there's something about being able to make games that will attract children to programming -- game programming is very exciting and cool! Over 500 games have already been published using Gideros some commerically successful so it is not just a hobby!
It would be great if you could help us publicise the Kickstarter or any other collaboration or advice would be much appreciated! Gideros is open source so perhaps in future it could even be preloaded into Raspbian?
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
I also sent a follow up email to [email protected]
. Neither email was favoured with any sort of reply. Clearly nothing in this email is remotely insulting! In fact the email is courteous and informative and worthy of a response in my opinion!
You also said "...and points which have already been addressed were posted on irrelevant blog posts."
Given that I have never received any
reply from the Raspberry Pi foundation I cannot see which "points have already been addressed". Would you care to elaborate on this?
To end more happily, we are most grateful for your kind wishes. I believe we are all on the same side here, as Gideros on Pi would greatly encourage many children to learn programming which is what we all want to see. When I learned programming on my ZX Spectrum in the early 1980s it was games programming which got my interest so I think the addition of a cross platform games engine will really help. Currently the Kickstarter lacks only £350 to achieve this goal with 24 hours to go.