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[REBOL] Re: Personal Programming and Rebol Promotion

From: petr:krenzelok:seznam:cz at: 17-Dec-2007 10:28

Hello Nick, what a long email :-) I would like to adress shortly some of your points. I fully agree, that one of the strengths of REBOL is - simplicity. As for overall marketing message, I held some discussion with small team of interested ppl, and I think that RT knows, where they want to go, and how to best communicate it in the future. That should come with R3, and we will be facing websites redesign etc etc. I think that main point is not to play catch-up on other languages, but to even further excell in what is REBOL good in. As for simplicity, I think that we need small cookbook examples, and the best method is to present them visually. That is why I still consider web-browser plug-in being rather strategic solution. Users will be able to see the result. We should imo also sell dialecting better. Your method of video tutorial is also very good and you should know, that there was some effort on REBOL3 AltME world to come up with some standard of how to aproach this topic. As for me, I want to use REBOL for our kiosk/advertising system, and as we can build even some nice electronics, I can imagine REBOL driving small systems around in my house. I think REBOL would excell here with simple tools, enabling scripting via dialecting. We will see :-) As for R3 - no worry here. It takes some time, but it is being designed with many thoughts to each single details. And as R3 opens many new possibilities, the consequences of some even small decisions might influence some other places. However, I think that Carl surely wants R3 to still stay rebolish, following simplicity principles. Thanks for your ideas, Cheers, Petr