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[REBOL] REBOL [] Packages announcement and competition

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 19-Feb-2004 16:27

We're close to completing an enhancement to the Script Library that will enable *packages* -- a package is anything other than a simple script (which is all the Library has been able to handle so far). I'd like to enlist the List in the final bit of cross-platform testing -- just to make sure what gets uploaded is downloadable and runnable across the full range of platforms that REBOL inhabits. There is one test package up on the Library. If you've got the time, could you please download it, see if it runs, and let me know what goes wrong. To download the package, cut'n'paste this into a console window: do/args lds-demo1-package.r The downloader should work under both Core and View, but it looks a lot prettier (and offers more options) under View. The demo package runs only under View. It should take no more than three minutes on a 56K modem to download the files. As a tiny encouragement to you to do this, the demo package is a "guess the REBOL developer" competition.... .....The first person back here with the right answer (and what platform they used) wins the prize! The application gives you details of the prize, but as an additional incentive, I can tell you that I once lent it to Bill Gates!! (see small print at end for disclaimers). Even if you don't enter the competition, please let me know how you get on with this. Once we're happy that it works, we'll open the Library up so that any Library member can contribute packages. Thanks to Andreas and Jeff for some code incorporated in this development. Thanks a lot! Sunanda [Small print. Bill Gates is a double-glazing installer in the south of England. No relation to the other windows purveyor in Redmond, Wa. Though he does find himself getting unexpected upgrades on airline tickets]