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Since there is a lot of silence in recent days on this AltME world Pekr persaded me to put one announce here: I'd like to announce important milestone in my personal(occasional weekend hobby ;)) JITteR project developement that has just been achieved yesterday. JITteR is lightweight REBOL dialect that enables running JIT compiled functions directly from REBOL interpreter. Such JIT compiled functions can be tens to hundreds times faster than REBOL equivalent code. Usage of JITter is aimed on graphics routines, compressors, codecs, generators, number crunching algorithms and various other time-critical programming tasks. The main idea of this project is not to clone all REBOL functionality but maintain compatibility in sense of JITteR -> REBOL way so any code written in JITteR can be executed(fallback) as plain REBOL function! without the need of touching the code. Currently only REBOL2 version is being tested and x86 CPUs are supported. But R3 and other CPUs will be added in later stages of the developement. Licensing is not yet decided (until the project reach full Alpha stage). But the code will be definitely free for non-commercial usage. Since this release is only 'internal' I hope this announces doesn't sound to much 'vaporwarish' :-) Alpha release is planned to be released to closed group of developers in ~2 months. Feel free to leave any feedback in the Ann-Reply group or PM me. project features log: JITteR v0.1.23.3.1 (pre-Alpha version internal release) - 16-May-2010 --------------------------------------------------------------------- - currently only x86 32-bit CPU assembly supported (other CPUs planned in Beta stage) - datatype support: image!, binary!, string!, integer!, decimal!, char!, logic! - path! lookup support on binary!, image!, string! byte arrays - math operations: +,-,*,/,<,>,<=,>=,= - boolean operations: NOT, AND, OR, XOR - parens support: REBOL-like code evaluation precedence - supported keywords (REBOL compatible): APPLY(currently on JITTer functions only), LOOP, REPEAT, WHILE, UNTIL, BREAK, IF, EITHER, PICK, POKE
I can't wait to see a release!
for commercial applications, will the pricing be aimed at big companies?
Of course, Cyphre wants to become a buillionare with this.
then he will have enough soup for the rest of his life
Sounds great Cyphre.
Cyphre, what you are doing is amazing
I just created the first Rebol-3 Extension using D (www.digitalmars.com)!
Why is this cool? Because D is C++ on steroids an has a lot of advantages. I must note that it's just the initializing code so far but since this works, getting the rest to run doesn't look very complicated.
And it works too. :-) That's really nice :-).
moe details please...
Code for R3 extension in D posted on web-site: www.rm-asset.com/code/downloads
I updated the http://www.fm.tul.cz/~ladislav/rebol/peekpoke.rfile. Changes: - SIZEOF function - both CONVERT as well as REVERSE-CONVERT function handling blocks now - comments and examples enhanced
moliad.net is now on-line. :-) Served via cheyenne, using Remark-mod, building pages dynamically. Now that I've got the look pinned, the server & all dependencies sorted out, I can now concentrate on CONTENT & documentation. :-) The server is setup with all remarking debugging enabled (which is extensive!). so there might be some slow down sometimes. Usage will allow me to see if its an issue or not. Tell me what you think of the style (in ann-reply :-)
oops: forgot the link :-) http://www.moliad.net
D extension: DLL doing virtually nothing (ie. return 4 fixed values) of size 200KB its "cool" seems D needs some optimalization in exporting things IMO. Similar library compiled under TCC was about 2KB (the test dll from example by Carl)
Yes, that's because the D runtime is required which does a lot like GC etc.
The DLL is only a demonstrator as I wrote to show how to do it. Nothing more.
200 KB is very small for such a runtime. I suppose it can also be linked dynamically?
I'm not sure, haven't checked yet. But the linker only includes what the app / DLL uses, so the dynamic version would be bigger.
Since a couple of days I'm in close contact with Carl discussing how we can help to move R3 forward.
And, how to best deal with the community so everyone can see that things move on.
The rebol3 twitter acount will be used for update and progress postings. So, if you want to know what's up follow it.
So, I will be ghost-twittering there too.
So, Socialite App is you?
http://jira.rebolsource.net:8080 now has an open source license from Atlassian. I have sufficient capactity to add your open source project if you want to use this tracker.
Installed the greenhopper plugin to allow one to use a scrum project template
I published our test-framework code, which we are going to use for all our developments to: www.rm-asset.com
No GUI testing support yet, but this is coming next. We are adding GUI testing support right from the start to our R3-GUI library.
wow Robert that's quite a rebol staff you have
I have pubished a beta version of a simple decimal arithmetic library for R2 called money.r It can be found at http://www.rebol.org/view-script.r?script=money.r
New website ( http://policywatch.org.au) generated 100% from my new HTML/CSS/JS/jQuery markup language ... MML (Meta Markup Language). More details to follow once the election is over! ;)
Are you standing??
Ashley: that site looks very clean and light in positive way. Maxim: cool front page and menus (I got 404 on clicks, i suppose that is not yet done). Who makes such cool graphics
MML? This is a rebol dialect?
I'd really like to see more about MML Ashley.
AltJSON 0.2.2 - Warning: adds behaviour designed to tame large integers and potentially breaks existing serialisation of issue! http://bit.ly/AltJSON| http://www.ross-gill.com/r/altjson.html Please let me know of any problems.
Congratulations to Nick for the 1000th script published on REBOL.org http://www.rebol.org/view-script.r?script=file-download-cgi.r
line 39. a missing " after pass
Thanks sqlab - it's fixed :)
S3 access turned R2 protocol: http://www.ross-gill.com/r/s3.html - and a version using Graham's adapted HTTP protocol: http://www.ross-gill.com/r/s3http.r
Crud, brief synopsis: write s3://<bucket>/my-file.txt "My File" write/custom/binary s3://<bucket>/my-png.png read/binary %my-png.png [read] editor s3://<bucket>/my-file.txt layout [image load s3://<bucket>/my-png.png] Requires AWS key and secret.
CR - where's the UD ?
That's the other crud. U is the same as R on S3 (as near as I can tell) and D is a little way off.
Brief article on parse vs. regex for pattern matching. Includes script for matching urls in plain text, and one for overlaying a text face with links (adapted from, I think, Allen K's work): http://www.ross-gill.com/page/Beyond_Regular_Expressions
Allen and Gabriele from memory
Almost there: Twitter API client using OAuth (Basic Auth is being turned off). Only thing I can't get working is signing a POST request with a body (which sucks for sending updates): http://www.ross-gill.com/page/Twitter_API_and_REBOL I've tried using my rest:// protocol and the currently published version uses Graham's HTTP modifications (regular HTTP does not work as you can't use custom headers with a GET request). Aside from that, the GET requests work, as does the authorization process. Any observations welcome.