[REBOL] Re: Portability - song of the past?
From: ammon:rcslv at: 20-Jul-2002 6:48
Please don't get me wrong here! I am not part of RT, so I should probably be more careful
what I say! I am sure that RT Will continue to produce cross-platform software one step
at a time. I believe that the goal at RT, as it always has been is to be as cross-platform
as possible. I am sure that they have somewhere on there calendar, or in there plans
to release ports for as many OSs as possible ordered by consumer demand. Now one person
asking for a particular platform counts as one person, but how many ppl does one person
asking for a particular platform flashing a couple thousand dollars count as? All I
am really trying to say is that there is a lot for RT to do before they are going to
get to porting to some of the other OSs unless someone can change there priorities.
Consider how many OSs the newest beta is available for and what is left before it can
be released as a finished product for any of them. Consider that IOS seems to be driving
them a lot a business at the present moment, and IOS is mainly for medium to large corporations
which generally use one of three OSs.
My other 2 pennies, OK I am broke now. ;-)
=== Original Message ===
On 20-Jul-02, [ammon--rcslv--com] wrote:
> So, what's it cost to have RT port REBOL or View to a platform?
> Maybe users without could have a whip-round.
> RT alone knows that answer, and it is likely to vary with the
> platform all that I know is it isn't going to be cheap!
So, have we reached the stage where the OS providers have to pay to
have REBOL ported to their OS? And if so, will they also have to
continue to pay for updates to appear for their OS?
> I don't get
> the rest of your statement/question, users without what?
Without a version of Core or View on their platform.
> And exactly what do you mean by whip-around?
>From Merriam-Webster 0nLine at: http://www.m-w.com/home.htm
Pronunciation: 'hwip-"raund, 'wip-
chiefly British : a collection of money made usually for a benevolent
purpose [had a whip-round to help the couple pay for a Paris
honeymoon -- The People]
I know - getting a bit colloquial there for an international forum. (: