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[REBOL] Re: Products

From: dness:home at: 25-Sep-2001 17:50

G. Edw. Learned wrote:
> I'm trying to get a handle on the product offerings of RT. I've been > playing with core, and now a little bit with appears that I don't > really need both environments, as view seems to be a superset of core. Am I > right so far? > > As far as the commercial versions go, can someone explain to us neophytes > what view/pro vs. express vs. command offer? I think I need to actually > purchase command if I want to do any SQL type activity, but do I need a > flavor of view still, or what? Guess I'm asking for the map of how it all > fits together. >
Here's some of it, with the understanding that this is from `Just Another User's' POV. Core - The Engine that `does' REBOL View - Very nice display technology built `on top' of Core with all sorts of `viewing' enhancements. I think it produces what might be called a `dialect' of REBOL - i.e. extensions to the CORE language that deal with managing `view'-oriented stuff. View/Pro - Unlocks some features that are turned off in regular View. The ones I use are some encrypt/decrypt oriented stuff and facilities to make command-line-like calls to pre-existing executables. Command - Full strength everything for developers, enterprises. Includes stuff for server-side applications. Express - Don't think it's listed as a `product' any longer. IOS - just getting defined. Appears to be an `Internet BIOS' where the basic components are web constructs. Others can probably find better words for this, but I figure if I try, then I'll at least get corrected where my thoughts are incorrect...