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[REBOL] Re: OSnews on rebol ..

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 23-Oct-2001 11:53

Robert M. Muench wrote:
> > -----Original Message----- > > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of > > Ryan Cole > > Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 10:13 PM > > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > > Subject: [REBOL] Re: OSnews on rebol .. > > > Hmmm... AOL just happens to have an estimated 30 million users. > > And they don't want to use IE anymore... and Mozilla is scrap.
I don't want to start any flame-wars here, but I can't agree here. I am occassionally using Mozilla 0.9.5 here, and it is fine. A little bit slow on my Celeron 300, but don't forget that Mozilla is not just browser - it's architecture. And - you users still need browser, so why do you compare it here? AOL will use Mozilla/Netscape 6 anyway, or they will go with Opera or Espial, if they refuse IE.
> AOL's services > are not well suited for a pure request-response model... AOL 8.0? 9.0? Well, it > would be the killer application to enter mass market!
Killler app would be integration with browser imo - proper plug-in, access to document object, etc. I can imagine proper Rebol plug-in would easily kill java script based forms. My friend told me there is some kind of Autodesk's plugin, with very nice API, and they use it for maps on various occassions ...
> I hope RT won't forget about us if they are playing with these big guys...
Uhm, I hope too. But I also think it could become an advantage :-) I remember RT's priority some time ago - "we will not add feature x, unless it is wanted by our customers". Now we have to become regular AOL users, and send our request to AOL, instead of to feedback :-) Well, but who know who the mysterious partner is, after all :-) -pekr-