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[REBOL] Open source project Re:

From: news:ted:husted at: 6-Oct-2000 10:57

> Thoughts, suggestions, comments welcome!
How abut if we start with a REBOL Planet directory for working scripts, that includes a category for re-usable functions and objects? e.g. < > maybe using Elan's DBMS for a backend. And promote along with with it a standard (but optional) utility for installing and configuring REBOL scripts (REBster?), as you said, along the lines of RPM. If I get your high-concept, REBster would track which scripts you have installed, and their dependancies. If something was needed, it would first try to obtain it from the pristine source, or consult a central directory (REBOL Planet?) for the pristine or best-available source. REBster could also check the scripts it installed for upgrades, perform them if requested, and rollback if things break (including itself of course). BobR did some seminal work in the vien of configuring scripts with his update of Andrews Wiki script. < > - Not the most current version (which is why we need REBster!). I think these projects would be synergistic, since a script directory needs an easy way for people to install and try scripts, and a script-manager needs a way for people to find scripts to manage. The directory could also provide name and version management so that each script can be uniquely identified. I can contribute the server space, including a domain if we want to take one out, along with the nuts and bolts management. (My programming talents pale in present company.) Of course, we might also put this on SourceForge for better exposure. (Hey! How about REBOL/View CVS client.) -Ted.