[REBOL] Re: Platforms to become 'unsupported'.........
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 13-Jul-2004 15:14
John Dutcher napsal(a):
>Does anyone know if becoming 'unsupported' is likely to be the
>sad, sad fate of the BeOS operating system (or 'OpenBeOS', as it is
> now being developed as open source) ??
IMO you would have to ask Carl directly. But my pov is it is logical to
drop such platforms. IMO even Amiga and QNX will be dropped. Rebol is
not open-source, so RT has to do porting work themselves. Maybe it would
help if someone would prepare platform production environment to RT, but
not sure if it would help, although it could speed things up. OTOH
porting is not only simple fact of recompile, it is also platform
abstraction. Maybe Core could be easier, but View would be more
difficult to port anyway.
Unless RT is rich enough to employ additional ten programmers, they have
to focus to support other projects, as porting to OSx, further enhancing
Rebol Technology to stay competitive, build new communication channels
to rebol developer's community etc.
I know it can be frustrating, but that is the reality. Wouldn't you
after all like to see View on your PDA instead? Will BeOS or AmigaOS be
present on any such device? IMO not, not so soon, or the userbase will
be insignificant anyway ...
just my pov.