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[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 me curious. 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 changed? As always, thanks in advance for any and all responses. -- Sincerely, | Tell me, tell me, where I'm going; I don't know Ed Dana | where I've been. Tell me, tell me. Oh won't you Software Developer | tell me, and then tell me again! My body's aching, 1Ghz Athlon Amiga | my heart is breaking and I don't know where to go! | So tell me, tell me, why don't you tell me? I just | gotta know! - Styx, Crystal Ball