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[REBOL] Re: REBOL momentum builds

From: cyphre:seznam:cz at: 20-May-2002 10:24

---- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Read" <[carl--cybercraft--co--nz]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 12:17 AM Subject: [REBOL] Re: REBOL momentum builds
> On 17-May-02, Ingo Hohmann wrote: > > >> What > >> about View/Pro features? Would be great to free(only at the same > >> conditions you've written above) some (or even all?) of > >> least sound and library access interface. I think this will help to > >> spread Rebol into wide area of applications and better compete with > >> other free scripting languages.What is your opinion on that? > > > Ahh, yes, those people who always try to get the whole hand, if you > > give them your small finger. ;-D > > > Well, actually, I think there are many people out there who won't > > take Rebol seriously, unless all versions have shell/library. > > With "free" library access, I'd worry about a lot of online scripts > appearing that require you to have OS x,y, or z to work, (well, 90% > OS x, actually), thus breaking REBOL's cross-platform support. >
Well, yes there could be lots of single-OS suited library wrappers but why not? The dll interface is exactly for keeping your Rebol script closer to specific system so you have to count with it. IMO these are two different issues the language cross-platformity and library "plug-ins". OTOH you shouldn't take the library support only as a extended part fo special purposes.... when someone write cool wrapper for free or open-sourced and crossplatform ported library why should Rebol users pay for using it?
> > I, myself, think that encryption is very immportant nowadays. > > I do too and wish it was in all versions, but isn't there legal > problems with releasing encryption software? ie, they're not meant > to export encryption software above a certain level. > > > Can live without sound, though. > > Nah - REBOL could be real fun online, but it won't be if it's silent. > > The Pro versions should be for developers and commercial use, but they > should include as many bells and whistles in the free versions as > possible to ensure users give it a second look. >
Exactly, Rebol doesn't have to stay silent. Let the sound be free! regards, Cyphre