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[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) ?? > >John D. >
Hello John, 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. cheers, -pekr-