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[REBOL] Re: Who read this mailing list?

From: ale870:gm:ail at: 23-Nov-2007 12:29

Consider that AltMe is a tool for Rebol people. If (example) I was a new developer, and I wish to know more info about a language, I usually go in the forums, I will not look for AltMe! Forums & co help Rebol to talk about itself to the people that don't know Rebol! Furthermore, if I use (or I want to use) Rebol only for hobby, or I have problems to be in internet all over the day (more: what happen if I'm to the other side of the globe? 10 hour before or later than you...) I will never be able to follow real-time discussions in AltMe. Meetings? Well I do the meetings with my colleagues, but we are in the same location, and we take an appointment, and we make the meeting for 1 hour or more, not for 24x7. Even if Altme is a powerful tool, I think it creates a kind of isolation, a kind of barrier, a block for every other user (new programmer, causal developer, developers that cannot use internet for all the day, people that are to the other side of the Earth, etc...). I follow Carl's blog (even if the news are very few, it is not frequently updated), but I even want to discuss, say something, etc... I say again that RT should have to open an official forum, used by everybody, with several items ("What's new", "Carl's information", "beginner area", etc....). On Nov 23, 2007 11:44 AM, Carl Read <> wrote:
> On Friday, 23-Novenber-2007 at 10:24:54 Petr Krenzelok wrote, > > >> No - I was just pointing out email's strength. (Though I fail to see > what's > >wrong with abandoning meetings;) > >> > >haha, that made my day, man :-) I will remember that - "what is wrong > >with abandoning meetings" :-) it would fit for most of them :-) > > Glad to be of service. ;-) > > >> AltME and such I'm sure are good for those who're developing R3 or are > >communicating with others on REBOL-based projects, but if there's no way > for > >those outside to know what's happening and why, (especially the 'why'), > then > >you'll have to expect a lot of uninformed questions from the uninformed > >public. > >> > >> > >yes, that is that. I can see it as not an AltME problem, but > >communication problem. Most ppl here might feel excluded from the > >process. My personal belief was, that Carl's blog should serve that > >purpose, but those would have to be more frequent. And that is not the > >only problem. Even if Carl blogs, it just is not enough, because of one > >factor - you simply don't know WHAT to expect, and WHEN to expect. > > Some people are just not natural bloggers, whereas others seem to emit > reams of posts to the point where you wonder if it's all they ever do. > > >That > >is why I was for milestones, and often releases. I think the team > >understands that, and that they are putting finishing touches to DevBase > >in order for others to be part of R3 soon ;-) > > The problem with often releases of a language is that programmers have a > shifting target to deal with. There would need to be versions defined as > stable releases. > > Will DevBase be just a REBOL program, or accessable via a web-browser as > well? For the casually interested, via the browser is really a must. (Even > if only read-only.) > > -- Carl Read. > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- //Alessandro