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[REBOL] Re: REBOL for business apps?

From: maarten:vrijheid at: 27-Sep-2003 14:33

> 1. What support is there for printing? The application prints several > forms (e.g. invoices) and reports, using Access' report functions. Is > there anything in REBOL that could be used to do something similar? >
None, but you export to html and launch a browser that starts printing. Works reasonably well.
> 2. How does database access work? I didn't seem many examples of > database applications. It seems like you typically use REBOL to write > client/server apps -- the applications are downloaded from a Web
> but they communicate directly with the database server, and there's no > application server in between. Is this correct? Is there such a thing > as a REBOL application server?
You can use Rugby (a rpc broker) to turn *any* script into an app server (REB service).
> 3. Licensing fees. This would be a commercial application, so I'm > curious how much it would cost to distribute this. Aside from buying > REBOL Command/SDK for each developer, is there a fee for each user
> uses the application?
No there isn't any licensing fee AFAIK. And the productivity boost (and cross-platform clients!!) are a real win. --Maarten