[REBOL] Re: Newbie questions:
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 16-Oct-2001 10:13
Peter Rochon wrote:
> Hi all:
> New to Rebol and new to programming.
> A few questions for the Rebol gurus:
> 1) Can anyone point me to a commercial/shareware application built using
> I would like to see the packaging and trial functions.
I haven't seen any that are packaged up, but this is easy enough to do with a
process called encapsulation (aka Encap). Encap basically just makes your script
an .exe, protecting the source--though not compiled. I have heard of people
using this, but I dont have links to any commercial or shareware products. I
think the majority of stuff produced so far is freeware, and I imagine many
custom applications have been built too.
I should be beginning my first venture using REBOL/View in a few weeks. I would
be using C for the high speed image processing and hardware control, and View
for the user interface and networking. I dont plan on using Encap though, as
hidden source is not important on this one.
> 2) Can Rebol View render html pages? Or do I need to use an external
> library in View/Pro for browser render functions?
REBOL uses your systems browser to view webpages. I am sure many have
considered writing one in REBOL. I have avoided the project by convincing
myself that after completing such a project, I would be too old to enjoy it.
> 3) I have several basic scripts that run thru out the day. Is there
> a process manager that helps with viewing and managing several
> running scripts?
> 4) Rebol License question:
> What exactly do I need to build and sell shareware applications using Rebol?
> Rebol/command $349.00?
> Rebol/View Pro $99.00?
> and 10% of revenues?
Also check out REBOL/Alliance. About $500 a year or so. Sounded like a good
deal to me, but I cannot recall the details.
> 5) Does Rebol/View support drag and drop from one "area" to another?
Not easily, but its defineately within its capabilities.
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Most of all, good luck.