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[REBOL] Re: Platforms to become 'unsupported'.........

From: mauro:fontana:speedautomazione:it at: 14-Jul-2004 9:35

> I know it can be frustrating, but that is the reality. Wouldn't you > after all like to see View on your PDA instead? Will BeOS or AmigaOS be > present on any such device? IMO not, not so soon, or the userbase will > be insignificant anyway ...
This is not the good point, however. Dropping "secondary" platforms to concentrate on mainstreams one is not what made rebol "famous". The "more then 42 platforms supported" written somewhere on the site features is something quite astonishing. I can remember that the first rebol/core users were not Win or Mac ones. So it would be quite a bad policy to drop them now. IMHO, if you have to compete with open source projects which are pervasive on other minor platform I think a pervasive porting is necessary. PDA can be good, but I can't really see anything rebol can do for them which improves their usage or boost rebol approval on the user pov. So I think this PDA user base would be even smaller that Amiga or BeOS users. Simply put, I can't see Rebol as a successful idea if it is limited to the mainstream platforms where, it is well known, only mainstream packages/applications coming from mainstream companies are widely used and accepted. It would just be another anonymous tool in the almost never used by anyone ocean of utilities. Just my thoughts, after a no so good night... Mauro