[REBOL] More REBOL IOS questions.
From: edanaii:cox at: 12-May-2002 10:06
I manage a team of Oracle Developers. Our primary function is to deploy
changes to the many Oracle DB's that we support at our company.
As part of that effort, we keep our database scripts in a central,
highly structured, directory accessible to all. Because of this, there
is a risk that someone might obliterate another person's work.
To mitigate that problem, we use M$ SourceSafe to prevent possible
collision among team members. The problem is, this is a manual process,
prone to human error, as often occurs in a shop like ours where
everything is #1 priority and has to be done yesterday.
For that reason, I'm considering REBOL IOS as a possible tool to manage
the issue. Since it does automatic version control and archiving, this
makes it very tempting, and since REBOL IOS is extensible, the
temptation becomes even stronger.
We would basically take IOS as it is now, and build in a few more
features to help us do our work. I've played with IOS a little bit, and
like what I see. But there are still a few more things I don't that make
Does REBOL View, for example, support a drag & drop interface? I have
seen no evidence of this, but admit that the time I've spent looking at
it is probably no more than two hours.
Can REBOL call external applications? I know it can connect to Oracle
through ODBC and I assume it can through TNS Names, but can it call
other applications (at least through OS calls) and execute them with the
appropriate parameters? Case in point: can it call SQL*Plus, pass the
User and Password and script to be run?
I know IOS can detect file changes. Can it intercept those changes
programmatically? Can we use it to create a log of files that have been
As always, thanks in advance for any and all responses.
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