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[REBOL] Re: State of the REBOLion

From: carl:cybercraft at: 4-Nov-2002 14:00

On 04-Nov-02, Gregg Irwin wrote:
> << This is an important question for me as well. I have three OS > platforms I use on a daily basis and would want the SDK on all of > them. Any of which could be targets for an Encap based utility or > application. >> > I believe you will need an SDK license per platform, though maybe > you could submist a request that they offer a discount if you buy it > for multiple platforms.
I realise it no doubt costs a lot more for RT to support multiple platforms than just the one, but making it more expensive for REBOL developers to support more than one platform to my mind defeats the purpose of creating a multi-platform language in the first place. I would've preferred the multi-platform support to be included in the price of the standard licences. Admittedly, encap's really only of importance to those planning to sell encapped software. Inhouse, they could get by with standard scripts on the various OSs they're using.
> If I were them, I would want to know what platforms people are > *really* targeting, so I'd know where to focus my porting efforts.
I'm sure they already know. (: Be interesting to see if they drop any platforms from Core or View when the new versions appear. -- Carl Read