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[REBOL] We shall code... (Important)

From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 15-Aug-2001 11:06

Hi All, I think we all have alot of good ideas, mail client, web portals, file sharing, and others. Now comes the hard part, designing not just a program, but a movement that can get from point A to point Z. It has always seemed to me that even the simplest of tasks when given to a committee, suddenly become complex issues. I suppose it is human nature to strive for perfection in different ways. Whatever the reason, I am sure most of you have witnessed such chaos many times before, and understand the troubles of group efforts. One thing I have noticed about this list, is that anytime anybody needs a hand, they get it. Some of you remember our friend "princepawn." He didn't seem to know much rebol. Almost everyday for quite awhile, he would tell us he needed to do this or that, and a bunch of us would work out how to do it, often writing little functions and such, which he probably just plugged into his program he was working on. I recall some of us wondering if he actually did any of the work. His system seemed to work quite well. As when he need help with parsing, those of us that were parsing experts would quickly come to his aid, and when it was objects he needed help with, the same thing. My recommendation is that whatever we want to work on, we do a "princepawn". We plan our programs very well, identifying areas that could be modularized. Before writing the program, or maybe after writing the shell, post to this list some of the units (functions, forms, objects, dialects, database, etc) you might like other people to write. Odds are you will get someone who has written something similar to that before, and they will do an excellent job in record time. In fact you should be able to carry out this system all the way from conception, having a GUI guru write the interface, someone multi-talented write the shell or flow chart, and so forth. Rebol is one of the best languages in the world for doing this. I bet by using this method, Rebmail could have been written within a week. --Ryan David Vydra wrote:
> I say that some of us need to choose a goal(s) and start a project or two > on sourceforge.org in search of the "Killer App". I would like to make sure > that we consider business (probability of success, target audience, etc.) > as well as technical issues. > As I said before, I need a mail client that has folders, is completly > server-based, and is non-HTML so I can go to any machine and get to my > folders without the click-and-wait syndrome. Still I need an HTML client as > a backup. What would be the simplest way to implement this? Perhaps it > would not be too difficult to screen-scrape Yahoo mail as a test or we > could build a completely independent client/server solution. > Let us remember that Hotmail was sold for $400M after 18 months in > business. I wonder what MS thinks of that investment these days :) > > Anyone interested in giving this a try? > > Regards, > > David > > At 07:59 PM 8/14/2001 +0200, you wrote: > >Which are all easily implemented in Rebol with Rugby. > > > >Anyone? > > > >--Maarten > >----- Original Message ----- > >From: "Ryan Cole" <[ryanc--iesco-dms--com]> > >To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> > >Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:40 PM > >Subject: [REBOL] Download.com top ten > > > > > > > download.com most popular for Windows > > > Week ending August 12 > > > > > > 1. MusicCity Morpheus > > > Search for files across the MusicCity Network with this > > > P2P > > > file-sharing application. > > > 1,234,844 > > > > > > 2. Audiogalaxy Satellite > > > Search for MP3s and download them using a Web-based > > > interface. > > > 870,704 > > > > > > 3. KaZaa Media Desktop > > > Search for media files through a peer-to-peer network. > > > 705,652 > > > > > > 4. WinZip (32-bit) > > > Handle ZIP files with ease. > > > 586,644 > > > > > > 5. ZoneAlarm > > > Protect your Internet connection from hackers. > > > 475,487 > > > > > > 6. ICQ 2000b > > > Seek out friends and colleagues on the Internet and > > > communicate with them in real time. > > > 463,697 > > > > > > 7. iMesh > > > Find, download, and share MP3s, image files, and more. > > > 377,584 > > > > > > 8. Download Accelerator > > > Improve download speed, resume broken downloads, and > > > find mirror sites with this download manager. > > > 262,804 > > > > > > 9. LimeWire > > > Search for and share all kinds of files using the > > > Gnutella network. > > > 245,104 > > > > > > 10. WebFerret > > > Query multiple search engine from your desktop, > > > simultaneously. > > > 121,287 > > > > > > > > > It seems to me that this P2P music sharing thing is still a > > > hit. How does this sound? > > > > > > 1. Peer Energy > > > Search for categorized files across the peer network and > > > FTP servers, > > > or create your own private or public file sharing > > > network > > > > > > > > > --Ryan > > > > > > Ryan Cole > > > Programmer Analyst > > > www.iesco-dms.com > > > 707-468-5400 > > > > > > > > > -- > > > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > > > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > > > subject, without the quotes. > > > > > > > > > > > >-- > >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > >subject, without the quotes. > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst www.iesco-dms.com 707-468-5400