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[REBOL] Re: REBOL momentum builds

From: carl:cybercraft at: 18-May-2002 10:17

On 17-May-02, Ingo Hohmann wrote:
>> What >> about View/Pro features? Would be great to free(only at the same >> conditions you've written above) some (or even all?) of >> least sound and library access interface. I think this will help to >> spread Rebol into wide area of applications and better compete with >> other free scripting languages.What is your opinion on that? > Ahh, yes, those people who always try to get the whole hand, if you > give them your small finger. ;-D > Well, actually, I think there are many people out there who won't > take Rebol seriously, unless all versions have shell/library.
With "free" library access, I'd worry about a lot of online scripts appearing that require you to have OS x,y, or z to work, (well, 90% OS x, actually), thus breaking REBOL's cross-platform support.
> I, myself, think that encryption is very immportant nowadays.
I do too and wish it was in all versions, but isn't there legal problems with releasing encryption software? ie, they're not meant to export encryption software above a certain level.
> Can live without sound, though.
Nah - REBOL could be real fun online, but it won't be if it's silent. The Pro versions should be for developers and commercial use, but they should include as many bells and whistles in the free versions as possible to ensure users give it a second look. -- Carl Read