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[REBOL] Re: Rebol and BeOS

From: bga:bug-br at: 5-Dec-2002 15:58

On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, Carl at REBOL wrote:
> Just a quick note on BeOS. > > The single biggest problem we have with better support for BeOS is its > network API.
Yes. The BeOS R5 network stack (called net_server) is... How could I say that... Terrible (and that's an understatement). This is not really a problem anymore as people using BeOS are mostly running BONE (BeOS Networking Environment) that is a high performance network stack (in the same league as the BSD and Linux ones). For once, it is almost 100% BSD interface (including "sockets == fds" and raw sockets). Zeta, the BeOS version I mentioned, will come with BONE out-of-the-box.
> The Be team did great things with multimedia, but they punted on a few areas > of TCP/IP. We'd like to encourage the new BeOS systems team to consider > improving in this area.
We did, we are, we will. :)
> If you need a detailed list, perhaps Holger could give you some input.
Sure. If he is interested, I can get him BONE so you guys could compile REBOL with it and see how it works. In fact, you will probably be able to just use your Linux network code directly with one or 2 changes here and there.
> Our best wishes to you on BeOS...
Thanks. And best wishes with Rebol. It sure rocks. -Bruno