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[REBOL] Re: Opening a new blog about Rebol?

From: petr:krenzelok:seznam:cz at: 19-Nov-2007 10:46

> I am not sure. There were many promises from RT in the past already. And > you know what happened... again and again.. > If they do not keep them now, Rebol will be just an inhouse project/tool > for maybe QTask. >
Interesting. I would nearly consider such opinion as total ignorance of facts. Yes, RT might be slow at development, but look at Python ... what was new in 2.5 version? What is going to be in 3.0 version? I regard it being "cosmetic" upgrade in comparison to R3. Well, Python does not need to change its architecture, because they have many things we lack. But - R3 is total redesign. There is so many changes, that it is completly new REBOL. What makes you think, that RT is doing all that design work to be used for Qtask only? Well, in the past, we had no blogs. Nowadays, Carl blogging or not, ppl are still disappointed. I would like to identify the reason why. Maybe it is because development is mostly a closed effort? Well, that could be it, ppl might feel excluded from information. Carl knows it and imo that is why DevBase is currently in heavy development - to allow full community release of R3, even in alpha version. So, instead of stating "again and again", could you suggest us, what could be done to improve situation? Apart from Carl's blog, there is Henrik blogging too, there is rebolweek, we try to inform REBOL friend around with the status. Well, what I suggested was - let's set milestones, release as-is, feature freezing. I think that it is our nature to accept even limited capabilities, than to wait undefined amout of time for new thingy to appear. My belief is, that once DevBase is solid (and there is already tens of small enhancements/fixes done and other in the pipeline, R3 will be released. Once again, I don't speak for RT, it is just my observation ... Petr