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[REBOL] Re: World Wide Rabbit - and what can be done to fix it?

From: rebol-list2:seznam:cz at: 21-Oct-2002 13:01

Hello Jason, Sunday, October 20, 2002, 1:38:41 AM, you wrote: JC> Hi 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> coffee-cups. ... 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] ctx-viewtop/init-desktop do-events ] so for example place this into %user.r : ctx-viewtop: make block! [ init-desktop: func[][ ;place here your own desktop layout view/new layout [text "Hello" button "hmm" [print now]] ] ] Can you do that in the Java Web Start? PS: 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:-(