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[REBOL] Re: Popularity

From: carl:cybercraft at: 25-Jan-2006 23:48

On Wednesday, 25-January-2006 at 9:54:08 Tim Johnson wrote,
> I feel like rebol is in sort of a "catch-22" where the low level of > usage contraindicates usage and contributes to maintaining that low > level.
My feeling is it'll stay there too, unless plugins are released for the main browsers (of all the main OSs) and it goes open-source. The plugins are important as I think the browser is the desktop of the future - think REBOL vs AJAX. And it needs to be open-source because many won't touch a language that isn't, and a high percentage of those who won't are loud voices on the Net. Meaning to be talked about these days requires it to be open-source. Apart from the plugin only supporting IE, REBOL's in quite good shape now. The docs are good, it's on OS X and rebcode's there for those who need speedy routines. Maybe it'd be enough if the rough-ends were tidied up (OS X version leaves beta and so on) and the plugin appeared on the other browsers. It'd require some really interesting software to be produced for the plugin though - and for it to get a mention here and there. -- Carl Read.