Alright, this isn't a "how can we get roracle to keep using Windows" thread, it's a "how long until the linux version" thread. I'm done with M$, and YES, writing software for a Microsoft platform is the reason they have a standing at all. AT ALL.
Also, Lovelocke64, you must have been using RedHat 5.0. Back then, you couldn't find anything, was impossible to install anything, but today, Linux is a million times easier to use than Windows will EVER be.
Now, coming down from the MS love fest up there, can anyone either give me a refund or perhaps a Linux version of Construct 2? I find it strange one would design a program to write games for an open standard created by the same people who pretty much created the OSS movement, yet won't release a version that (at least) runs on OSS.
And if it has to do with "user base" then Linux already has that covered: Android (no matter how much kicking and screaming you do) is Linux based, and it's on a majority of everyday use devices that are used *gasp* every day. You might actually be on one right now.
Heck, even if you're using Windows, you're connected to the internet thanks to their microkernel OS called "Windows" using Unix as it's networking lapdog. (They can't even do networking their own way, sheesh, and you still wanna write software for them?)
See, C2 writes software for HTML5, not for Windows. It can WRAP it into a Win file, but it's not made to create Win games.
HTML5 is a standard that MS has tried to inject in their own methods. That didn't go over well when push came to shove. They tried ages ago to do the internet their way, and GASP people went to Firefox and eventually Chrome because they couldn't stand what MS did to the web via IE.
Bottom line is this:
From hardware to the software, from soft to monitor, from monitor we were blessed with command line.
From command line we entered the GUI.
Thanks to the GUI (yes, Windows, GNOME, Aqua) we can ignore that, too, and just focus only on the browser (the ultimate goal of the OSS movement is to have software served across the web so you don't have to install it. You see that already with things like Grooveshark, Facebook, Picassa, Gmail, GoogleDocs, etc etc etc).
But for developers, people like a stable work environment, and I don't have a team to come fix every little error that Windows gives me, and I don't have the patience between doing this, work, D&D, family, and everything else I have in life going on.
It's not fair to someone who was an early adopter like myself that I can't even continue to use the software because it's not compatible with my OS.
Sure I have it installed in WINE but it's slow and doesn't compile things properly.
I just find it very very strange that they can create an entire software application, but somehow just gosh darnit, can't get it to run on Linux. That's why I said they are specifically supporting MS by writing software for them because anyone using good programming techniques would have used a more open standard and not MS-only libraries.
IE: Scirra has programmed themselves into a corner.