[REBOL] Re: World Wide Rabbit - and what can be done to fix it?
From: rebol-list2:seznam:cz at: 21-Oct-2002 13:01
Sunday, October 20, 2002, 1:38:41 AM, you wrote:
JC> After playing with Java Web Start, it is clear that REBOL better get its
JC> View/Desktop act together fast or else be run over by a fleet of snarling
JC> doh..why why why ???
Because Rebol is just a Rebol and Sun is Sun. I'm not sure you can
compare these two companies. Sun is the Goliash and Rebol is David.
Few years ago I was claning windows (to clean my head) with my friens who works as
climbers on one of large Sun's HQ building in Prague. There must be a
lot of such a Sun buildings all over the world and in each of such a
building there are working a lot of smart heads. How many people is
developing Rebol? 5 or less in RT? And then few of us making it more as a
hobby then full time job.
I think there are no changes in the desktop, because nobody needs them
so much. It's not such a difficult to make it. You just have to spend
some time to analyse/change the code of 'ctx-viewtop object/block.
You can make your own desktop just replacing the ctx-viewtop on
startup (in the user.r file)
>> source desktop
desktop: func [
if block? ctx-viewtop [ctx-viewtop: context ctx-viewtop]
so for example place this into %user.r :
ctx-viewtop: make block! [
;place here your own desktop layout
view/new layout [text "Hello" button "hmm" [print now]]
Can you do that in the Java Web Start?
I don't know like you, but I prefere Carl working on more important
parts of the Rebolution then making another View/desktop - for example
if Carl is working on radio-line style (improved radio style) for VID
he cannot work for example on Rebol integration into browsers:-(