[REBOL] Re: Products
From: dness:home at: 25-Sep-2001 17:50
G. Edw. Learned
> 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 view...it 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
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...