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Products => Create => Chrome App => Topic started by: Hudmaster on Jan 21, 2019, 01:59 pm

Title: Just the fact you have to pay for something that is free.
Post by: Hudmaster on Jan 21, 2019, 01:59 pm
Subject says it all
Title: Re: Just the fact you have to pay for something that is free.
Post by: pert on Jan 21, 2019, 05:51 pm
Paying the salaries of highly skilled developers to make and support an app certainly isn't free.

If you don't want to pay for the app, you can see if you can get the standard Arduino IDE running on your Chrome computer:
Instructions here: https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=554826 (https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=554826)
As an alternative to that approch, there is also an arduino_ide (https://github.com/skycocker/chromebrew/pull/2888) chromebrew (https://github.com/skycocker/chromebrew) package.
Title: Re: Just the fact you have to pay for something that is free.
Post by: flounder on May 24, 2019, 12:38 pm
Note that the Arduino IDE also has been developed at some expense.  If you are open-source, then you should allow contributors as for the IDE.  Open source makes sense.  Charging for a particular platform is not consistent with the open-source philosophy.

And, I might add, the posting throttle of once every five minutes makes it hard to achieve the 100 post limit.  Who thought this was a good idea?  And why?

Joseph M. Newcomer, PhD (ret)