[REBOL] Re: How to request a new version on a specific platform?
From: volker:nitsch:gma:il at: 3-Aug-2006 23:36
On 8/3/06, Brain Lai <brainlai1102-gmail.com> wrote:
> > About c++, i guess its libraries have quirks too, and you have to
> > either fix that or find a workaround too.
> At least, we have the library sources. The porting process is not mission
Same goes for rebol. As i said, that part of the source is open.
Some people here patch it all the time.
> Setting up the rarely used platform and adjusting some makefiles may
> > take a few hours. + some testing.
> Why not open this time-consuming tasks to the community?
To have some way to force people to pay, or to prevent forks, or
something i overlook.
> If RT determine to
> close source, it should be responsible for that tasks. Is it not imperative
> for a commercial company to be always prepared?
To fix each and every bug? Outside of "mission critical" it would be
the first company which does that. The others look for their manpower
and set priorities. If customers are not happy with their choicest,
they may loose them of course.
> --Brain Lai
Any problem in computer science can be solved with another layer of
indirection. But that usually will create another problem.