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[REBOL] Re: Rebol/View coming to OS X?

From: rgaither:triad:rr at: 8-Oct-2003 12:17

Hi Max, Jussi, I too am anxious to have View on OS X. I feel left out of much of what is going on in the REBOL world without it. Has anyone done any work on using Core with Cocoa like the PyObjC or RubyCocoa projects? I have contented myself at this stage with Core and left my View and SDK related projects on the back burner.
> I am waiting to buy an ibook... But because view isn't yet working on > it... I can't.
I've been using an iBook for over a year now, great little laptop. A bit underpowered for some work but a real testament to the statement "it just works".
> everything I do is in rebol. I've completely left all other > programming languages... > > I wonder if apple's cocoa is going to be a tough competition on OS X.
The developer tools on OS X are excellent and Cocoa is a very impressive framework. Still, if you left all other programming languages for REBOL then I suspect there will not be anything in Objective-C/Cocoa that will cause you to leave it. While well done and very powerful it is still C with OOP extensions and some frameworks.
> My question is if the pro version will also be available for it.
I would think so, the rather dated February press release talked about RT bringing the whole product suite to OS X. I think what we need is for RT to get hooked on some nice Apple hardware - either a new dual G5 :-) or a PowerBook. Then they can't help but move OS X deliverables along on the schedule. If I wasn't saving my pennies for my own G5 purchase fund I would offer to contribute to an Apple fund for RT. :-) Rod.
> -MAx > --- > "You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution, but in > the end, being part of the problem is much more fun." > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Jussi Hagman [mailto:[jhagman--infa--abo--fi]] >> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 6:36 AM >> To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] >> Cc: [cindy--rebol--com] >> Subject: [REBOL] Rebol/View coming to OS X? >> >> >> >> Hello, >> >> It would be nice if REBOL Technologies would comment whether >> Rebol/View >> (or other product with GUI-capabilities) will be released for Mac OS X >> or not. According to the download page it is the only >> 'pending' platform >> and the status has not been changed in ages. >> >> February 2003 REBOL Technologies gave a press release[1] on this >> subject. According to it the whole product portfolio will be ported to >> OS X, but not much has been heard about it since. >> >> I would really appreciate some kind of clarification on the >> situation on >> or off the list. I know that patience is a virtue, but knowing whether >> Rebol/View will be released on this platform, even as a beta, >> during the >> next 6 months would make life somewhat easier. If it is, it's >> worth the >> wait, if not it's probably best for me to seek other alternatives. >> >> Yours, >> Jussi >> >> [1] >> >> -- >> Jussi Hagman CS in Åbo Akademi >> University >> Studentbyn 4 D 33 [juhagman--abo--fi] >> 20540 Åbo [jhagman--infa--abo--fi] >> Finland >> -- >> To unsubscribe from this list, just send an email to >> [rebol-request--rebol--com] with unsubscribe as the subject. >> >> > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, just send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with unsubscribe as the subject. >
Rod Gaither [rgaither--triad--rr--com] Oak Ridge, NC USA