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ListeningGarden wrote:I think it has less to do with it being the best-in-class, and more to do with the fact that the Windows version has been behind the OS X version the entire time both versions have co-existed together and the launch of 3.0 should have really been the point where the products became as close to the same as possible, including launching together. As I mentioned elsewhere, the development schism between iOS and Android versions of apps has long been a point of frustration for Android users, as they often get versions of apps 6 to 12 months later than the iOS launch, leaving them behind for a considerable period of time. The same has happened for many OS X apps that have braved the task of making a Windows version to begin with - there have also been cases in both ecosystems where the reverse is true! Any delay is going to lead to disappointment, regardless of the platform being left behind for a bit.
While the plan is to make Scrivener 3.0 equal across platforms next year, the fact is that one platform has to wait for an indeterminate amount of time and have only a beta to look forward to. I think that's a good way to show that you don't want Windows users feeling totally left out, but beta software is often buggy, incomplete, and without a super clear public roadmap for when things are going to shape up. A lot of users don't want that, you know? Which is why some users question why certain steps weren't taken to ensure speedier development - even if those steps don't exactly work out like they think they should in reality.
I've got some money set aside for 3.0. Scrivener has been irreplaceable for the sheer amount of writing I do. I recommend it to almost everyone who asks what I use, and like hearing how people work before they buy it so I can recommend features that could be of use to them. But... I'm still a little disappointed that there is a delay at all, even if I fully understand where Keith is coming from as he explains to others why it happened this way.
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:10 am Post
JimRac wrote:Could you please explicitly name the Mac features that are missing in Windows, and whose lack in some significant way impacts your writing?
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Windows has a very powerful ListView control of its own, which I found quite easy to populate from the ScrivX binder file via AutoHotKey. You can see the control in any number of Windows utilities; it powers the column sorts and multi-selects in File Explorer and the collapsible levels in Task Manager. It's built in, available for anyone programming for Windows.KB wrote:I know the Windows team had hell getting outliner sorting working, because apparently it's not like with the Mac frameworks, where I just sort the data set, but more complicated somehow using Qt.
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