[REBOL] Re: Framework for building Rebol apps?
From: max:ordigraphe at: 19-Jul-2001 15:15
I am interested in becoming a resource person for this kind of work.
There are currently a few threads involving getting a "map" of what's
available and who's doing what. I think it will be a funky period as
different people will try different approaches and eventually some will
work and some wont. what I ask for those of you who do spend the time
do share scripts and all, is to still use this list.
The reason I favor mailing lists over most of the advanced and arcane
systems is that the learning curve is -FLAT-. Everyone knows how to
receive mail and send some. So everyone has access to it and
it -ALWAYS- works. No downtime, (well, ok, very little downtime ;-).
As most have noticed, I am new to the list (less than two weeks). But
Have been a programmer since The TRS-80 (The very first one which looked
like a big calculator ;-)... If you don't know what a TRS-80 is... just
realize how long a time that makes it...
Anyways I like to participate and help out. I have been programming with
rebol for quite a time, so I hope I can be useful. I am working on some
files to share out (they are almost available)... probably will be
I'd like it if there was a simple web-site where people could "reserve"
certain pseudo-rights to names and words. and then the person can say
that his code is valid under that banner... so that anyone using his
libraries won't conflict with anyone else writing stuff under that
something like "REBOL Third-party approved" or whatever.
what do you guys/gals think?
I would not mind handling this "registration". I would not mind
categorizing and managing a site where approved code, manuals, trick,
FAQS, gets posted.
The only restrictions I want to impose are the following:
-that your code MUST work without conflict with all other tools
previously posted (simple scripts could verify and enforce this, I'd
-that your code have an associated manual, with a name defining it as
minimal, partial or complete.
-that you supply at least one source code which demonstrates the useage
of EVERY item within your library (code itself does not need to be
-that you identify yourself clearly in the rebol header, so that the
code gets proper credit.
I'd post approved code once a week (but there could be other admins),
and anyone could download files, no membership or any of that nonsense.
I'd also send mail to anyone who wants to be notified of this or that
file, as the libraries get upgraded. I would send ONE mail a week to
this list describing what's new and what's changed.
and the most important thing, is that THIS LIST would serve as the
common grounds for any news, questions, improvement suggestions, etc,
of any kind. a simple mail with simple questions sent once a week
(along with the upgrades). The most votes wins... simple.
two mails a week is a reasonable amount of traffic I think
This way, its a peer-to-peer ring, no bullshit, everyone is equal and
everyone gets a say. Its not a little closed group of people who want
to make themselves larger than reality by choosing for every one ;-)
eventually, workgroups could emerge so that common libraries get
integrated into one library (credits always following, of course).
oh yeah and... I get the last say on everything (no, no, just joking....
anyone willing to embark?
if you think its a good idea tell me about it by giving it a name...
send ideas DIRECTLY TO ME... right now! ([max--ordigraphe--com])
Maybe someone like the excellent Rebol-forces wants to join-up? I'm all
ears. I just want things to happen.