[REBOL] Office Spec. Was Who Writes The Big Rebol Apps ?
From: ryanc::iesco-dms::com at: 24-Aug-2000 9:56
Good point Lance. This is a big problem everywhere. It almost certainly
cant be avoided. However, I do think it can be treated. Here are some
> 1) Lack of standardisation. You need freedom of expression but
> against a standardised backbone.
Time to pound away at a spec. I'll start, everybody PLEASE provide
db: random file with header file and optional index file?
spreadsheet: same as db. ( ) db/spreadsheet dialect for calculated
e-mail history: store as emails in a series?
calculator: returns a value
text editor: returns text
XML editor: returns XML
Freedom of expression? Please advise.
> 2) Duplication - which is a major waste of time and effort.
AKA: I have the best routines and dont want to share them.
If you use a contributed script or function you should contribute
Contributions and shared stuff go in a directory for shared stuff.
If you dont share no one will like you. If you do share, everybody will
love you and want to be your friend ;-)
> 3) Unnecessary competition instead of co-operation as a result
> of 2), leading to unnecessary division and we are too small
> to be divided.
Fix #2. A wish list of applications and shared components that need to
be. Close community. REBOL arm patches and tattoos. Gang style
> Also, if you are an Amiga user you will be familiar with the Amiga
> 'suite' of browsers, all from different people, all implementing
> different subsets of what should be a complete browser. Either
> that, or they are busy re-implementing each others features.
Sell the features to each other? Share the free ones.
> I hope 'Carl and the Gang' will be able to *co-ordinate* the
> standard Rebol apps to avoid these issues.