Having contributed to commercial software, I have seen the benefits of a very strict lead programmer, and I don't think anyone would mind if their code was rejected, as long as the standards required were clear and spelt out in advance.
Good luck with whatever route you take.
My concern in this thread is what Lucid meant by the road he thinks Construct is taking.
I haven't been on here often enough recently to know precisely what he means, so I'm just wondering if there's been something said on this subject recently that I've missed.
We all know how real life can get in the way of our various hobbies, but is there something more to it than that?
Personally, I'd like to see the Devs showing the same sort of passion for Construct as Lucid does (maybe they did in the beginning, and are maybe a little burnt out. Been there, done that.).
Maybe 3 Devs isn't enough on a project this size any more.
Would MAME have been as successful as it's been if Nicola had decided to keep his code to himself.
I submit my vote for LUCID to become the 4th Dev (should he wish to do so), and I would like to see at least half a dozen Devs involved in this project, although it would still require someone at the helm to maintain the required standards.
I really hope Construct doesn't fade away.
As a C++ coder for many years, I'd get over it, but I really like what they've accomplised here, and I'd like to see them at least see it out to version 1.0