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  1. Instead, Affinity very carefully worded their marketing so that it implied DXF export... ?
  2. Affinity estimated $500k to port Designer back when it was only a Mac app, and their only app. Multiply that by all the features added since, and Publisher and Photo and then multiply that by the wage inflation of programmers and the complexities of their new optimisations and building blocks for their future. Now add the research time to figure out what they should be making it for (targeting) in the Linux world, and how that's going to impact their holistic approach to running all three apps forward at the same time. Now deduct the opportunity cost of tasking programmers with this, and the restrictions it brings to the overall future design and development of the software... Somewhere well north of 2 million pounds... and who knows how much revenue lost due to the inevitable, unavoidable slowing of the development of their trinity of software and whatever else they had planned. Linux users willing to start a kitty? I didn't think so.
  3. I think it's even worse than that... Linux users tend to expect the targeted company to ALSO do the coding, and release it (the code), once it's done, as OpenSores, because... I've never known the reasoning, but reason doesn't seem to be any part of the equation, perhaps it's all purely emotional, inspirational and idealogical.
  4. Attempt to distract, diffract, or otherwise dissuade with semantics built on straw men all you like. People like this fella tend to know what that means about you.
  5. As designers, we've taken it upon ourselves to see the world both as it is and how it could be. I think you're blending the two, internally, which is causing idealogical bents to vent.
  6. is this about governments waiving public & private liabilities of therapeutic products for themselves and pharmaceutical companies?
  7. Interesting that you think the relative lack of creative users willing to pay for creative software, on Linux, is a negative thing. How do you plan to address this in a way that would provide both sufficient recompense and incentive for a company like Affinity to spend the millions of dollars in man hours (and even more in opportunity cost) to convert their software to the many fragmented versions of Linux?
  8. Linux users could start a poll, somewhere out in the wider web, to reveal how many of them are willing to pay for software, and which specific software, too. That's about the only way they're going to convince anyone not otherwise religiously devoted to its anachronisms to support it through self funded, risky endeavour at their own opportunity cost. I always get the feeling that Linux users are less likely to want to pay for software things than even Windows users. Which is really saying something. And this kind of polling might reveal that to be true, and that creative software is quite low on the average Linux user's wish lists for things they'd pay for, which might also be the reason this kind of polling isn't done. But that's all conjecture. Remind me, how does Blender make a profit?
  9. Subtract and Add have been seriously bugged since the addition of the non-destructive feature... for destructive work and non-destructive operation. Which is way back in the 1.x days. There are a myriad of issues with these operations... but this definitely looks like a new one. So maybe this'll force them to look into the problems with the algorithms. Whilst non-destructive editing of shape merging is a huge boon, it's gotta work reliably to be creatively dependable. Sadly, it's still possible to make two rectangles, rotate one of them 90 degrees, add them, then apply a cornering to the inner vertices, and watch one of the outer vertices crimp. This is a very old bug, indicative of the source of the winding issues with vertices. eg:
  10. Feel like this makes the case for a redesign, too... Pencil, Shutter, Page Curl... seems like the obvious thing it should be. Not sure what the four bands signify.
  11. The lack of effort going into making the programs more enjoyable to use seems strange, to say the least.
  12. To all those who've worked so hard, tirelessly (and without reward) to defend the image, identity and sanctity of Affinity, you deserve a well earned break. A moment to self reflect. To raise a glass to your selves. To cheer a secular version of Christmas, to the gods of whatever makes the jets go round the world. Well done.
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