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[REBOL] Re: Framework for building Rebol apps?

From: max:ordigraphe at: 19-Jul-2001 15:15

Hi, 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 published tomorrow. 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 banner. 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 make these). -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 documented). -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. -Max