I disagree and prefer that they hired Stray instead of just buying the existing scripts.Willyum wrote: I would love for Ableton buy Strays scripts outright and make them all native instead of just using Stray as a code writer (which I think many people are forgetting... Abes did not buy-out nativeKONTROL, they just hired Stray as a 'code'er.... from how I understood it...)
PXT is absolutely great, but there is no big benefit to having all that again in Abletons script.
I think Stray is not so much a talented coder (which he of course is) I think he is mostly a great concept guy. He has not only shown that with PXT, but also scripts for so many other controlers. I want Ableton to set him free to come up with new and different concepts AND (most importantly) support him in the other departments, so that the API gets written around these new concepts he comes up with. It has been sooooooo many times that feature wishlist items on Strays forums had to be turned down by Stray with the explanation: sorry not possible, the API doesn't allow it.
In my opinion they shouldn't only hire him as a coder, the should have made him head of the damn script writing department!