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[REBOL] Open source project Re:(2)

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 6-Oct-2000 11:53

Hi, Ted, Good thoughts, all. [news--ted--husted--com] wrote:
> If I get your high-concept, REBster would track which scripts you have > installed, and their dependancies. If something was needed, it would > first try to obtain it from the pristine source, or consult a central > directory (REBOL Planet?) for the pristine or best-available source. > REBster could also check the scripts it installed for upgrades, perform > them if requested, and rollback if things break (including itself of > course). >
Ultimately, yes. Initially, I'd be happy to start with some distributed or web-based way to FIND OUT what's available, even if it's all browser- based. There's also a real learning value in just being able to read well-done code, even if I have no intention of loading and running it. The script library on is a great resource, but there are lots of other resources I only learned about because people mentioned them on this list. (And I'm sure there are others of which I'm totally ignorant.) Maybe the first cut at REBster could be more like a Reb-hoo!
> BobR did some seminal work in the vien of configuring scripts with his > update of Andrews Wiki script. > > < > - Not the most current > version (which is why we need REBster!). > > I think these projects would be synergistic, since a script directory > needs an easy way for people to install and try scripts, and a > script-manager needs a way for people to find scripts to manage. The > directory could also provide name and version management so that each > script can be uniquely identified. >
No doubt.
> I can contribute the server space, including a domain if we want to > take one out, along with the nuts and bolts management. (My programming > talents pale in present company.) > > Of course, we might also put this on SourceForge for better exposure. > (Hey! How about REBOL/View CVS client.) >
Both great ideas! -jn- -- ; Joel Neely [joel--neely--fedex--com] 901-263-4460 38017/HKA/9677 REBOL [] print to-string debase decompress #{ 789C0BCE0BAB4A7176CA48CAB53448740FABF474F3720BCC B6F4F574CFC888342AC949CE74B50500E1710C0C24000000}