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From: allen:rebolforces at: 22-Sep-2000 8:51

> Of coure this is probably why there are so few ready-to-run real-life > REBOL applications shipping today - what is there? Vanilla, News Site, > and Elan's DBMS. Otherwise, the example being set is that REBOL is a > fun toy for quick and dirty puzzles, and that's all anyone seems to > write.
Hi Ted, You are starting to sound a little disheartened in your recents posts.. :-( Since money is currently to be made in writting custom solutions in REBOL, it is not surprising that many of the REBOL apps don't see the public light of day. With the usual contract I.P. clauses and lack of source code hiding, it would be foolish (and often illegal) for many of us to publish those apps openly to the web. ;--- If something gives a company a competitive advantage, they try not to tell their competitors about it. ;--- Now with /command and Ralph's forthcoming e-commerce book, REBOL for server-side db work will be easier to pitch. I would expect to see growth in this area over the next year (can we do ssl? though). If we had the ability to compile code / or hide source in distributions, it would help spur the development of 3rd party add-on industry and the off the shelf apps too. In terms of not having a knowlege base of known bugs & issues, I think that with people paying for support contracts, a knowledge base will be something RT will have to address/provide. It would be a cost effective mechanism to reduce the support load. Cheers, Allen K